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Volumn IV—No. 25 


June 12, 1909 


Magnate Becomes Sole Owner of Western Vaudeville Man¬ 
agers' Organization and Abandons Thought 
of Retirement. 

Martin Beck Together With C. E. Kohl and Fred Henderson Take 
Over Theater Interests. 

morris boston house 


Lindsay Morrison Gets the Orpheum 
for the Summer and Will Put in 
Strong Company. 

Boston, June 8. 

lind.say Morrison, the present resi¬ 
dent manager of the Orpheum theater, 
lias leased that house from the Will¬ 
iam Morris Co., Inc., for the summer 
season, to present his all-star stock 
company. Mr. Morrison is the best 
known stock producer in Boston and 
has been for 14 years. His success 
three years ago at the Empire theater, 
now the Orpheum, gave the Empire 
stock company a wide reputation, and 
his success with the Boston theater 
stock company last season is fresh in 
the public mind. Mr. Morrison’s big 
favorites, formerly associated with 
him, including Howell Hansen, Mary 
Saunders, Rose Morrison, Walter 
Walker, James L. Seeley, will again 
join his forces. Under Mr. Morrison’s 
management the Orpheum has proved 
a success on three different occasions. 
He.-ts publicly well liked, genial and 
accommodating. — LOU. 

McConnell spectacles 


Seattle, Wash., June 8. 
The Monitor and Merrimac did 
$:i,250 on the opening day of the ex- 
piisitioii. The admission was fifty 
cents. The battle of Gettysburg took 
$2,700 at fifty cents. The Igorotte 
village and Thompson’s scenic railway 
also did well. 

J. J. Murdock is now the sole owner 
of the entire stock of the Western 
Vaudeville Managers’ Association. 

Such was the outcome of the sev¬ 
eral' -meetings held recently in New 
York city and-the meeting held at the 
Majestic headquarters in this city last 
Tuesday afternoon where the board 
of directors of the association met in 
secret session. 

It was a friendly and well attended 
gathering, and developed into a sort 
of give and take proposition. Mur¬ 
dock sold his interest in the several 
theaters which have been under his 
control to Martin Beck, C. E. Kohl 
and Fred Henderson of Coney Island 
fame. , It is understood that Beck 
bought the bulk of the Murdock 
holdings and paid a goodly sum for 
their possession. 

By this transfer the question of 
Murdock’s retirement from active op¬ 
eration in the vaudeville field has been 
definitely settled. The W. V. M. A. 
has, through its many years of prog¬ 

ress, resolved itself into a machine of 
clock-like regularity. Each depart¬ 
ment is so constituted and is in such 
splendid working order that Mur¬ 
dock’s attention will only be called to 
the most important details of its con¬ 
crete operation, thus permitting him 
plenty of time to devote to his motion 
picture interests, which are daily as¬ 
suming a broader form. It would ap¬ 
pear that it is Murdock’s intention to 
make -of the International Projecting 
and Producing Company a structure 
similar to that which he has been in¬ 
strumental in erecting in the vaude¬ 
ville field. He left for Washington 
last Tuesday, following the meeting 
and expressed himself as being highly 
gratified at the turn of affairs. 

Airdome to Open. 

Flint, Mich., June 10. 
The airdome will open Monday next 
with The Three Armstrongs as the 
headline act. 



Circus Rider Attempts Suicide While 
Depressed by Illness.—Found 
by Father-in-Law. 

Corry, Pa., June 10. 

Michael Rooney, principal rider 
with the Cole Brothers, until forced 
to leave the show a week ago on ac¬ 
count of illness, attempted suicide at 
Harbor Creek, Pa., Wednesday morn¬ 

The windpipe was severed but he 
missed the jugular vein. He will re¬ 

His father-in-law found him and he 
was rushed to the Hamet hospital at 
Erie, Pa. 

Harbor Creek is his home, and the 
winter quarters of the circus. His 
wife, who is with the show, has been 
notified. — BERLINER. 

• New House for St. Louis. 

St. Louis, June 9. 

Plans for a new theater to be lo¬ 
cated on the southeast corner of 
Grand and Olive streets have been 
submitted to the building commi.s- 
sioner for approval. This theater will 
be of first class construction and will 
be used for a first class stock com¬ 
pany. The principal owners of the 
building will be Storm and Parish and 
Ben Aiseman. They contemplate fin¬ 
ishing the theater by early August. 
The name of the new manager has 
not yet been divulged.--WEBB. ' 



High Street in Coltimbos to Play Mary Mannering.- New House i 

Report From New York That Future of Music Hall Has at Last Been 

Columbus, Ohio, June 9. 

C W Harper, manager of the High 
Street theater, received a telegram 
from Mr. Dickson, of Dickson & Tal- 
Iwtt, who is in New York, to the 
effect that Mary Mannering in The 

S endent Miss Gower would play 
igh Street theater June 16. 

This i.s taken to indicate that the 
I Shuberts have arranged with Dickson 
Talbott whereby independent at- 
Itractions plav the High Street instead 
"f the Colonial. 

J. V. Howell, rnanager of the Co¬ 
lonial, is out of the city and no defi¬ 
nite information can be obtained from 
In.'! representative.—GRAFF. 

Indianapolis, Ind., June 8. 

A lease has been signed for a new 
Yi'W.OOO theater to be erected here. It 
"■ill be built by the Murat Temple As- 
wriation, and will be so arranged that 
be used for grand opera. It will 
^^^ked by the Shuberts in addition 
^Sises in Toledo and Columbus, 
recently acquireu. 

New York, Jmje 9. 
eIB# Shuberts are acquiring houses 
sf' rapidly that it is out of the ques- 
hon to keep track of them. Even the 
H^deparlment of that firm some- 
«im£ets confused. 

It is stated here to-night that the 
Shuberts will have many houses next 
season which have heretofore been 
affiliated with the syndicate. 

The report on the streets is that the 
“open door” will stick with the West¬ 
ern Theater Managers. 

Springfield, O., June 7. 

Although Manager Daily of the 
Grand opera house says he has signed 
no contracts and that his theater will 
book shows independently, it is re¬ 
ported about town that the Shubert 
attractions will be seen at the Grand 
next season.—GOODFELLOW. 

New York, June 10. 

It is reported upon good authority 
that Klaw & Erlanger have secured 
the Olympic theater, Chicago, on the 
same terms that they have the Chi¬ 
cago opera house. 

It is more than likely that musical 
attractions will be seen there next 

The future of the Olympic has been 
a source of speculation for some time 
and there have been numerous ru¬ 
mors, none of which have apparently 
been so well substantiated as this. 

mar, while Harry E. Reynolds as¬ 
sumes the heavy role, Dave Cook. 

Exceptional care has been exercised 
in choosing the cast, which gives 
promise of doing full justice to this 
clever little act. 

Woods Gets Theaters. 

New York, June 7. 

A. H. Woods has purchased the 
Liberty theater in course of construc¬ 
tion and has leased the Amphion in 



Minneapolis, Minn., June 9. 

The Orpheum and the Princess the¬ 
aters closed their season Sunday 
night. F. C. Priest, manager of the 
Princess, announces that his house 
will open Aug. 30, on the Pantages 
circuit with two a day vaudeville. 
This will be the first Pantages book¬ 
ing in the Twin Cifies and marks the 
beginning of stronger opposition for 
Sullivan and Considirre in the popular 
price field than they have heretofore 

New Vaudeville Act. 

Cleveland, Ohio, June 8. 

Charles F. Young, Cleveland repre¬ 
sentative of THE SHOW WORLD, 
will produce this week at one of the 
local vaudeville houses a vaudeville 
novelty in the shape of a tabloid 
Western melodrama. A Triple 
Round-up was successfully produced 
in the East under the same direction 
as the Cleveland production. It is 
the intention to send the act on the 
road as soon as it is in the proper 

Florence Beilis will interpret the 
character of Virginia Stuart, daugh¬ 
ter of Franklin Stuart, ranch owner, 
played by Louis Komandt. Arthur 
B. Elliott plays the part of Bob Del- 

Don’t Like American Show. 

London, England, June 4. 

The Woman in the Case was pro¬ 
duced at the Garrick Wednesday night 
and while the English players were 
well received the critics pronounced 
the play crude and garish. 

West and Willis Score. 

Lexington, Ky., June 10. 

West and Willis opened on the Sam 
DuVries time here Monday and the 
act is scoring a hit. 

In Vaudeville. 

Josephine McIntyre, who was 
formerly with the company playing 
A Broken Idol at the Whitney, has 
gone into vaudeville and is said to be 
meeting with much success. She is 
singing several Scotch songs. 


June 12, 1909. 

4 > 


The Narrow Path Lasts One Night and President Taft Signifies His 
Disapproval of Shobert Show. 



Closing of His House By Building In¬ 
spectors Cancels Many Valuable 
Bookings—Baker to the 

Portland, Ore., June 8. 

The Heilig theater, which was closed 
by order of the building inspector last 
week, has not and is not likclv to re¬ 
open again, and unless a suitable spot is 
selected and a first-class playhouse is 
erected at once this city will probably 
be without good road attractions. It is 
said that Heilig has an option upon a 
piece of property at Taylor and Seventh 
streets and is likely to build there. A 
dozen or more first-class bookings have 
had to be cancelled for this season 
while many more than that number will 
not appear, according to contract, next 

In speaking of the closing of the 
Heilig, the Portland Morning Oregonian 

“The elimination of Portland as a 
theatrical vantage point for the finest 
theatrical attractions in the country will 
work a serious disadvantage to thou¬ 
sands of people and will redound very 
badly to the credit of the city. It 
seems incumbent on the enterprising 
moneyed citizens of the city to see that 
we are supplied with a theater of the 
very best construction and the most 
modern conveniences. In all '"'obabil- 
ity Mr. Heilig will succeed in his ef¬ 
forts to give, the town such a theater 
as is worthy of it and it is expected 
that the actual work of construction 
will be commenced at once. In discuss¬ 
ing the matter last night Mr. Heilig 

“No Warning,” Says Mr. Heilig. .. 

" ‘We had absolutely no idea that any 
such action on the part of the authori¬ 
ties was probable. At frequent inter¬ 
vals Eire Chief Campbell had required 
me to make certain alterations in the 
building and had been most assiduous in 
his efforts to see that the public was 
properly safeguarded. To his direc¬ 
tions 1 have scrupulously acceded arid 
have spent several thousand dollars in 
improvements within the past year or 
two. There has certainly been no laxity 
on the part of Chief Campbell, and all 
of us connected with the theater have 
done everything possible to protect the 
lives and contribute to the comfort of 
our patrons. 

“ ‘It is not the fault of myself that 
we arc evicted from the Helig. We 
have been doing the best we could to 
interest capital in a new theater, one 
which would reflect credit on the city, 
but up to this date without success. Of 
course, I regret that the authorities 
deemed it necessary to fake the drastic 
action they have and feel that I should 
have had a more considerate notice, 
but I have no complaint to offer. I am 
now going to work with renewed vigor 
to build a theater of which we can all 
be proud and hope to succeed in ac¬ 
complishing the result I have been 
working for so long.’ 

“George L. Baker was consulted m 
regard to the effect the closing of the 
Heilig would have on his plans and 

“ Tt comes as a complete surprise to 
me, this closing of the Heilig, and I 
know nothing about the future except 
that after the closing of the present 
season of the Baker stock company the 
attractions booked for this summer at 
the Heilig will be presented at the Bun¬ 
galow. But promptly on September 5, 
the reorganized Baker company will op¬ 
en at the Bungalow and the Heilig at¬ 
tractions will have to give wav. As 
the Baker is alreadv booked solid with 
the popular-priced Klaw & Erlanger at¬ 
tractions, I do not know what will be¬ 
come of the big offerings which for¬ 
merly played the Heilig.’ ”—LARRI- 

Opening Successful. 

Minneapolis, Minn., June .’>. 

Wonderland park, midway between 
Minneapolis and St. Paul, opened 
.Saturday evening and Manager Camp 
announces a larger business for the 
first two days than for any previous 

The narrow path of the salacious 
play has narrowed into a night. 

If you have any doubt as to how the 
managers, who, in former years, would 
have clambered over one another in an 
effort to buy, rent, stage and produce 
plays of immoral tendencies, are sensi¬ 
tive to the progressive spirituality of 
public opinion, you have but to know 
that The Narrow Path, a play by an 
ipiknown author, who calls himself 
John Montagu, was shelved after one 
night’s performance at the Hackett the¬ 
ater in New York city. 

Furthermore, the ^resident of these 
United States signified his disaoproval 
of a play written by Charles Richman, 
called The Revelers and produced in 
Washington, for the first time on any 
stage, by the Shuberts. President Taft, 
together with his narty arose and left 
their box after the conclusion of the 
first act. Just what action the Shuberts 
will take in the matter is problematical, 
but with discredit reflected bv the head 

of the nation upon this salacious play¬ 
thing, it is more than probable that the 
producers will not attempt to stem Uic 
tide of nublic disarmroval by continuing 
the production on the boards. 

Manager Harris Objects. 

According to the best reports, it ap¬ 
pears that Henry B. Harris, manager of 
the Hackett, was the first to discover 
the uncleanliness of The Narrow Path. 
It is said that he wrote the following 
letter to James K. Hackett. lessee of 
the theater, after reading the opinions 
of the New York newspapers, the 
morning after the initial production, and 

“Sir:—I desire to give you notice that 
I consider the performance, now being 
given at the Hackett theater a nuisance 
being maintained on my property in vio¬ 
lation of the law. I want it stooped at 
once, or I shall take steps to have it 
abated. I regret to be forced to serve 
such a notice, but decency and the pres¬ 
ervation of public morals demand it.” 

Hackett’s lease has about two years 
yet to run, and Hackett, whether he ap¬ 
proved of Harris’ stand or not, did not 
care to have the matter carried into 
court with the probability of a cancella¬ 
tion of his lease as the penalty which 
mifirht be imposed. Hackett conferred 
with A1 H. Woods, who oroduced this 
play, and also produced The Girl from 
Rector’s, which was closed at Trenton, 
during the week of its first performance 

by the city authorities, and which thus 
gained for Woods a reputation as a 
producer of licentious plays. 

Woods Wanted to Think. 

Woods, so the story goes, conferred 
with Harris and asked for two hours 
to think the matter over. At the end 
of that time. Woods, with commendable 
enterprise, decided to call the play off 
and notified the management to that ef¬ 
fect. Woods lost by the deal, not only 
the cost of the production, but the 
chance of making many thousands of 
dollars through his bookings. 

Woods said: “I atn of the same opin¬ 
ion as Mr. Harris. I do not want to 
be identified with unclean theatricals.” 
But this statement in view of Woods’ 
connection with The Girl from Rector’s 
would seem to indicate that Woods had 
rather grown weary of working in the 
face of public opinion, and it is quite 
probable that so far as his conscience 
is concerned in the matter, he would 

still be drawing down a goodly portion 
of the receints of The Narrow Path, 
had not Harris taken so decided a 
stand against it. 

William Winter, in commenting upon 
The Narrow Path, in the New York 
Tribune, has this to say; 

“The complexion of the time is chang¬ 
ing. The shopkeepers have become 
alarmed. There is a sudden managerial 
clamor for purity and the legitimate. 
The dramatic season that opens next 
autumn will be the stormiest, most try¬ 
ing and most eventful that the Ameri¬ 
can stage has ever known; and it will 
involve, and will decide, the question 
whether there is to be a living theater 
any more, or whether the stage is to 
become, exclusively, the corner grocery. 
The presence of its champions will be 
imperative for the <zood cause.” 

Has the Team Split? 

Los Angeles, Cal., June 9. 

Charlie Murray of the Murray and 
Mack company will play straight char¬ 
acter parts at the Belasco this autumn. 
Mr. Murray is admittedly the posses.sor 
of dramatic ability of a high order, and 
has jong had the ambition to appear in 

Grace Elliston to Star. 

New York, June 8. 
Henry B. Harris will star Grace El¬ 
liston in An American Girl from 


If you have not yet voted, do it now. The Actors’ Society of Amer¬ 
ica is offering a handsome loving cup to the theater in the United States 
and Canada which receives the greatest number of votes for having the 
cleanest stage and finest dressing rooms. 

The contest will close June 26, 1909 at 6 p. m., and the cup will be 
awarded as soon thereafter as possible. If you have not voted sign the 
attached coupon and forward it at once. Any reader of the SHOW 
WORLD is entitled to a vote. 

(Date) . 


Actors’ Society of America, 

133 West 45th street. 

New York City. 

In my opinion the (name of theater) . 

at (name of city and state) . 

which is managed by (name of manager) ... 

has the cleanest stage and the finest dressing rooms of any theater in 
the United States or Canada. 

(Signed) . 

(Address) . 

THE SHOW WORLD Ciupon. .. 



Offers Legal Protection to Users of 
Its Product in the Event of Pat¬ 
ent Litigation. 

New York, June 7. 

The Great Northern Film company 
is determined to protect its clientele 
in the event that the Patents Company 
keeps its promises to sue alleged in¬ 
fringers of its patents on projecting 

The following bulletin issued by the 
Great Northern company is self-explan- 

“We are advised that patent litiga¬ 
tion is threatened to the users of cefrain 
films and wish to notify each and ev¬ 
ery one of our customers that Great 
Northern Films are fully protected 
from such litigation. We have engaged 
the following attorneys, MacDonald & 
MacDonald, 50 Church street. New 
York city, and McDonogh, McDonogh 
& McDonogh, 80 Wall street. New 
York, and Louisville, Ky., to attend 
to all litigation brought in connecKin 
with the use of our films. We do not 
believe our customers will be harassed 
by such litigation, but in case they are, 
they are immediately instructed to no 
tify our main office in New York city 
and steps will be taken to protect their 
interests. This applies to Great North¬ 
ern films only, which are purchased 
from the American office.” 


Jacksonville, Fla., June 8. 

Ground has been broken for one of 
the largest and best equipped vaude¬ 
ville houses in the South at the cor¬ 
ner of Bay and Laura streets. James 
Hoyt, the present owner of the Pas¬ 
time theater, is the builder, and from 
the description it will be seen that he 
is endeavoring to give the people ol 
Jacksonville a cool and delightful 
place of amusement. It will be 110 
feet deep by 28 feet wide, will seat 
450 people, including the balcony, and 
will be equipped with two air e.x- 
hausts under the floor with two five 
by five gratings as a means of es¬ 
cape. Twenty revolving fans will be 
distributed along the sides. The stage 
will be 28 by 18 feet and the dressing 
rooms will be on the second floor in 
the building adjoining and w'ill be con¬ 
nected with the stage with a stair 
case. The opening will be on July 4. 



New’ York, Jun^ 
The advent of hot weather anSfee 
sudden exodus of a large portion of 
metropolitan theatergoers who have 
already started for the mountain^if 
seashore and Europe, have 
Erederic Thompson to announce^ne 
12 as the closing date of Robert Hil¬ 
liard in A Fool There Was, whiclUws 
been the theatrical attraction a#%e 
Liberty for the last four months.Tfr. 
Hilliard and the principals of his com¬ 
pany will rest throughout the, hot 
weather, and will report for rche^lls 
early in August with the idea ' 4 ( a 
continuance of the New York run and 
a subsequent tour of the principal 
cities of the east and middle west. 

Hammerstein in Accident. 

New York, June 9. 

Oscar Hammerstein, the New York 
impresario, was in an automobij&JC- 
cident in Paris last Saturday. While 
returning to his hotel in an auto=taz- 
icab, his vehicle ran into another ma¬ 
chine and both cars were damaged. 
Mr. Hammerstein suffered contusions 
but no bones were broken. 

Just Talk, So Far. 

Fort Dodge, la., Juue^. 

There is no prospect of a th^ter 
building being started this suniiner. 
Many rumors are current regarding a 
new modern play house for th«*^ 
but nothing definite has been 
out.—K. E. B. 

June 12, 1909. 





• “Billy” Layton, of the Layton 
Mighty Fireworks and Carnival com¬ 
pany. who is conducting the popular 
Lyric at Little Rock, Ark., has leased 
the big Summer theater at Forest 
p^, the only park open at the Ar- 
tensas capital city this summer. 

.The Forest Park theater is being 
screened on its three open sides and 
completely remodeled. Refreshment 
paflors in full view of the stage are 
being fitted up and the capacity en¬ 
larged to three thousand. 

A twenty-piece Forest Park band 
isl»eing organized, also orchestra and 
stock company, in addition to vaude¬ 
ville and free act booking for the en¬ 
tire summer season. 

Mr. Layton has been doing an S. R. 
0; business for the last two Sundays 
since his lease began and expects to 
open with daily afternoon and night 
performances on June l.S. “Thirteen 
is no jonah, but brings Billikin dreams 
Miino ** cn\rC W/ Q T DtrfrMi 




Newton, Mass., June 4. 

The open air theater at Norumbega 
park, one of the largest in the coun¬ 
try and seating 3,000, was destroyed 
by fire early today together with a 
nearby cottage. The loss is $38,000. 
The cause of the fire is unknown. The 
theater had a steel framework, with 
rustic furnishings. It will be rebuilt 


Iowa State Fair, Des Moines, Aug. 
27 to Sept. 3. 

Jones County Fair association, 
Monticello, Aug. 30 to Sept. 3. 

West Liberty fair. West Liberty, 
•Vug. 23-26. 

Jackson county fair, Maquoketa, 
Aug. 31 to Sept. 3. 

Anamosa fair, Anamosa, Aug. 24-28. 
Grinnell fair, Grinnell, Sept. 6-8. 
Buena Vista fair, Alta, Aug. 17-20. 
Big Four Fair association, Nashua, 
Sept. 6-10. 

Marshall county fair, Marshalltown, 
Sept. 7-10. 

Cedar county fair, Tipton, Sept. 
Wright county fair. Clarion, Sept. 

Hardin County Agricultural asso¬ 
ciation, Eldora, Sept. 14-17. 

Mitchell county fair, Osage, Sept. 

Kossuth county fair, Osage, Sept. 


Iowa City fair, Iowa City, Sept. 6-8. 
North Iowa fair. Mason City, Sept. 

Wilton fair, Wilton, Sept. 14-16. 
Bremer county fair, Waverly, Sept. 


Franklin county fair, Hampton, 
Sept. 28 to Oct. 1. 

Worth county fair, Northwood, 
Sept. 27-30. 

Brockton fair, Brockton, Oct. 5-8. 

“Colored” Park to Open. 

Little Rock, Ark., June 9. 

The opening date of the Highland 
Park for colored people has been set 
for Monday, June 14. The annual union 
picnic of all the churches will be held 
at the park on this day. Little Rock 
and Areenta have a colored pooulation 
of 40,000; it is estimated that fully ten 
thousand will visit the park on that day 
L within easy reach, being cen- 
Jflfe located and on the car line. 

Among the attractions are, inde¬ 
pendent moving pictures and vaude¬ 
ville in a beautiful little theater of 500 
gating capacity and containing over 
electric lights. Arrangements are 
My being made for an electric merry- 
Jgwound. electric circle swing and 
blher park concessions. 

This is considered the finest colored 
.park in the south. W. V. Hettiger, 
^Jatec manager of the Crystal and Lyric 
theaters, has been appointed general 
manager of the Highland Park Amuse- 
tnoit Company.—ANDREWS. 


Standard of Quality of Attractions Is Higher Than at Chicago or 
St. Louis, 'Tis Said. 

Seattle, Wash., June 8. 

The Alaska-Yukon Exposition opened 
Tuesday last with an attendance of 
100,000 people. The shows on Pay- 
Streak have since done very well. 

The exposition is a $10,000,000 trib¬ 
ute to the achievements of the Pacific 
Northwest. A situation of rare nat¬ 
ural beauty and an architectural 
scheme on lines that are distinctive 
and original are features of the fair. 

The exposition was financed by the 
Northwest. The State of Washing¬ 
ton contributed $1,000,000 and the 
Puget Sound cities gave in propor¬ 
tion. From fertile soil to rich min¬ 
ing veins, the products of a little 
known domain are shown to the 

The foremost countries of the world 
have lent their co-operation to as¬ 
sure 'the 'success of tire undertaking. 

The “Pay Streak,” which corre¬ 
sponds to the Midway at Chicago, the 
Pike at St. Louis and the War Path 
at Jamestown, is a hit. The number 

trail. It is a ride behind the ox team 
that crossed the contkient under Mr. 
Meeker’s guide, the hospitality of a 
pioneer’s cabin, the life as it was when 
the patriarch of the concession him¬ 
self came into the West and helped 
to make it. 

E. W. McConnell’s huge spectacles, 
the Monitor and Merrimac and the 
Battle of Gettysburg, are likely to 
duplicate their success elsewhere. 

Thompson’s scenic railway has been 
one of the best bets at every world’s 
fair. On the Pay Streak he has put 
up the biggest structure he has ever 
built and it leads by devious ways and 
mysterious caverns of much beauty 
and startling effect, overhead and un¬ 

Almost next to it on the Streak is 
the Mountain Slide, an all-fun attrac¬ 
tion that was' so good it nearly closed 
Coney Island. It is just what its 
name implies. 

N. Salih has spread the largest 
■“Streets- of c-airb’* and “Turkish Vil¬ 
lage” that has ever been shown at 
any exposition. He employs more 
than 150 people. 

The “Old Mill,” always one of the 

of attractions is not as great as at 
either Chicago or St. Louis, but the 
standard of quality, cleanliness and 
educational value is estimated to be 
higher than at any exposition ever 

So far as individual features of the 
Alaskan-Yukon-Pacific Exposition are 
concerned, the Pay Streak is the big¬ 
gest thing at the fair. The whole 
exposition is predicated upon the 
many times demonstrated principle 
that, when the world turns out to 
make a holiday, it is fun it is looking 
for. Life, motion, color, a lot of 
music, the unique and bizarre are de¬ 
sired above dignity and the sober 
side, wherefore has the world been 
combed and three-quarters of a mil¬ 
lion of Seattle money invested in the 
newest and most, effective fun pro¬ 
ducing features that were to be found. 

There is a sermon to be read, if 
one cares to read it, in Captain A. M. 
Baber’s village of Siberian Eskimo. 
There is education in their history, 
valuable information in the trinkets 
they make and have for barter and 
fun in quantity in their dances, their 
play and their own amusements. It 
is new in every feature and always 
intensely interesting. 

The same may be said of the Igor- 
rote village. It is the first view, close 
at hand, that the west has had of its 
brown, head-hunting little brothers 
from the Philippines and there is an 
afternoon of fun and study in the 
bunch of them. 

Ezra Meeker’s Ox Team. 

Ezra Meeker has crowded the ear¬ 
liest, tensest history of the Northwest 
into his reproduction of the Oregon 

big money makers, is established on 
the south bank of the Pay Streak in 
an ideal position. 

The Klondike Mine is another of 
the wholly new ones. It reproduces 
a placer mine of the Dawson country, 
in full operation, and visitors may see 
the daily /clean-up of real gold dust 
from real Klondike gravels. There 
is a stretch of the Yukon trail with 
its road house, malamule dog team, 
reindeer and moose teams and all of 
the rest that goes to make the north- 
land romantic and intensely interest¬ 

Carlo Marchetti, the A. Y. P. Com¬ 
missioner to Europe, brought back 
with him a colony of the natives of 
the tiny republic of San Marino, in 
the heart of Italy. He reproduces the 
Palace of State, a cafe, theater and 
other features of the life in the queer 
little land. A San Marinian orchestra 
plays and San Marinian actors look 
across the footlights and the cafe of 
the only Italian restaurant in Seattle. 

“Dixieland,” a magnificent southern 
spectacle and reproduction of south¬ 
ern plantation life, is an attraction of 
much human interest. 

“Aladdin’s Magic Swing” is count¬ 
ed one of the best illusions and 
“thrills” produced ill recent years. It 
occupies a prominent place on the 
Pay Streak and is financed by Cap- 
ain A. W. Johnston, the Nome mil¬ 
lionaire who has builded a handsome 
home at Medina. 

W. J. Derthick, well known member 
of the Chicago theatrical colony, was 
present at the opening. H. P. Hill and 
Teddy Spencer, of Denver, Col., were 
also seen along the Pay-Streak 



New York, June 5. 

Not content with its heralded slo¬ 
gan “Everything new but the ocean,” 
the Greater Dreamland management 
is providing more novelties for the 
crowds that come within the gates. 
The ocean promenade has been en¬ 
tirely redecorated, while up the beach 
3,000 new bath houses await those 
who will inaugurate the surf season. 
A new ride, called the “Rigamarole,” 
has been installed, and in the lan¬ 
guage of the barker, it is a “long ride 
on a hearty laugh.” Manager Sam 
Gumpertz has introduced a novelty in 
the new ball room in vocal features. 
This week Emma R. Wagner is the 
soloist. To the already big free cir¬ 
cus the Five Piroscoffis, novelty jug¬ 
glers, were added Monday. Greater 
Dreamland is on the wave of pros¬ 
perity and all of its new shows are 
said to be playing to crowds. On 
Saturday of this week the eighth an¬ 
nual dog show of the Long Island 
Kennel Club will open in Greater 



Wabash, Ind., June 9. 

J. A. Ervin, former manager of 
Boyd park, pleaded guilty to Sabbath 
desecration on three different grand 
jury indictments. He was fined $2 
and costs in each case. The other 
seven cases against Ervin have not 
been settled and are still on the 
docket. The strongest cases have 
been ended and the weakest may be 
dismissed. Ervin is now retired from 
the management of Boyd park. Far¬ 
mers there objected to Sunday shows 
and caused the arrest. 

Celeron Park Opens. 

Jamestown, N. Y., June 5. 

With many new features Celoroii 
park opened its season Saturday. A 
new cement walk the entire length of 
the park along Chautauqua lake is 
one of the first improvements noted. 

Shows are numerous about the 
grounds and there are many conces¬ 
sions. Victor’s Royal Venetian band 
is playing its third engagement at the 
resort. James J. Waters is manager 
of the vaudeville theater which opened 
May 31. He is playing five acts and 
pictures. Celeron has a large dance- 
hall, baseball grounds and other pleas¬ 
ure providers and is an attraction for 
thousands from Ohio, New York and 
Pennsylvania, excursion bding run on 
all roads every season.—BERLINER. 

Ashman Has Concessions. 

Minneapolis, Minn., June 5. 

Forest park, under the efficient 
management of S. H. Kahn, formerly 
of Chicago, opened May 22, and has 
been drawing well considering the in¬ 
clement weather. Harry Ashman, the 
well known Minneapolis amusement 
man, has the refreshment concessions. 
Mr. Ashman was with the Cole & 
Cooper circus last winter, taking their 
No. 2 show (King & Tucker) to the 
Bahama Islands. Forest Park’s new 
musical director is Frank N. Potter of 
this city. The vaudeville theater un¬ 
der the personal management of Mr. 
Kahn is running three vaudeville acts 
furnished by the Northwestern 
Booking Agency, illustrated songs 
and moving pictures.—BARNES. 

Saginaw Park Opens. 

Saginaw, Mich., June 5. 

Riverside Park with free gate opens 
tomorrow. The grounds are looking 
good, every building has been re¬ 
painted and put in first-class shape. 
The Jeffers theater will close with to¬ 
night’s performance and the Jeffers 
stock company and the house staff 
will move out to Riverside park 
Casino, opening at the matinee in 

Jack Rose Engaged. 
Indianapolis, Ind., June 7. 
Jack Rose, owner and producer of 
Texas Pals, has been engaged as stage 
director at Wonderland Park. 


June 12, 19^, 



While I am 
confidence and 
or less synony¬ 
mous, that the 
one could 
scarecly exist 
without the 

tremely grati¬ 
fying to me to 
have an exi¬ 
gency occur to 
demo nstrate 
the confidence 
o f exhibitors 
and exchange 
men in the In¬ 

Bear in mind 
I do not say 

other goods, that the time would come 
when they would regret such trade 
tactics. Disloyalty to a cause cost 
Benedict Arnold and his family many 
generations of disgrace. I have at 
my finger’s end a list of these treach- 
frank to admit that dragging anchor chains of those who erous exchanges, and I am also aware 
co-operation are more would profit at the expense of i' 

A surprising number of letters have 
reached me, following my talk on bug¬ 
aboos in last week’s issue of THE 

that exhibitors are becoming familiar 
with the fact that “independent” does 
not mean International,—that the ex¬ 
change which would endeavor to foist 
inferior grade of “independent” 

1 endeavor 

deceive him into believing that he 
was receiving International reels, is 
doomed to an early extinction. Neither 
aware campaign will brook the 

interference of traitors to the cause. 

the “independent” movement, but the ceived reassuring letters 
“International” movement. There is f”" 

a distinction as well as a difference 
between the two. 

The word “independent,” during the 
current campaign, has fallen into 
much abuse. Originally, the word 
was intended to distinguish between 
those who were on the side of the 
“trust,” and those who were not, but 
as with all words in the English lan¬ 
guage, this word has been found to 
possess rubber-like qualities and has 
been stretched beyond its primary 
meaning. In fact it has been so 
stretched during the past few weeks 
as to have passed beyond all identity 
to its original form. 

The International is an independent 
company, but it does not include all 
the “independents.” The Interna¬ 
tional issues independent films, but 
it does not include all “independent” 
films in its issues. The distinction be¬ 
tween these two words is quite plain 
to a majority of exhibitors and ex¬ 
changes, but not to all of them. 

Warning to “Independents.” 

To some of the exchanges who 
should be able to distinguish between 
the two words and who either will not 
or have not, I can only say that the 
time may be near at hand when they 
will learn to their dismay that their 
self-imposed ignorance may cost them 

I do not intend this as a threat. 

It is meant, rather as a prediction 
which should be heeded by those who 
mean to profit from their experience 
in the film field. 

The time is not far distant in the 
past, when the so-called “independ¬ 
ents” were without a leader; when 
they were so at sea that they did not 
know whether to push their rudder to 
the port or starboard side of their 
ship. Without throwing bouquets at 
myself, I am aware that I was the 
man who gave them courage,—gave 
them confidence in their impending 
fight against the “trust.” Had it not 
been that I took a firm hold of the 
situation a few weeks ago, I cannot 
imagine what would have become of 
the “independent” movement. 

Under the ample banner which I proceed,—letters which 
spread for the “independents,” many 
exchanges and exhibitors have gath- 

SHOW WORLD, assuring me that good® upon a patron 
numberless exhibitors are confident 
that my attitude is correct. My only 
purpose in these talks has been 
inspire confidence, because I 

that many exhibitors are easily ...... , . , . , . 

led or intimidated by false promises The International intends to fight fair 
and empty threats. and this fact is being realized, more 

The letters of intimidation which and more each day, by the army of 
were recently sent broadcast by the exhibitors. 

trust had at least one beneficial ef- It has been clean, fair fighting 
feet: they served to further develop which, up to date, has invited the con- 
the strength of the International al- fidence of the clients of the Interna 
liances. From almost every point of tional. We have not sanctioned f 
compass this company has re- changes placing junk- ii-j “ 

• letters dependent” films upon the market 

To her hundreds of acquaintances in the profession of entertainment, the 
announcement that Nellie Revell has again joined THE SHOW WORLD 
staff, will come as a pleasant surprise. Beginning with Monday next. Miss 
Revell will take up her duties as New York manager of this publication, with 
well equipped offices at 201-203 Knickerbocker Theater Building, 1402 Broad- 

Miss Revell enjoys the distinction of being one of the best known women 
in the world of amusements. She has gained an enviable reputation as a 
vaudeville artist, where her original monologue won her splendid bookings 
and a host of followers among the public. She is not only a clever writer but 
a raconteur whose stories are always in demand. In her new capacity it is 
believed that she will readily place THE SHOW WORLD in the forefront 
of eastern as well as western journals of its field. 

; written intend to permit the trust to inter- 
’ many by exhibitors and exchanges who had fere with our plans and, as stated pre- 

__ _ _ e gath- faith and trust in the International viously, we shall fight for the rights 

_ , . invited and without welcome, company, — faith for its future and 

The confidence which the Internation- trust engendered by its past perform- 

exhibitors to a finish,—and by 
our exhibitors we mean those exhib¬ 
itors who are using International films 
exclusively, — those exhibitors 

-Confidence is the breeder of capital. 

believe themselves sufficiently Without the first the latter cannot be have had confidence in our product 
equipped to act alone. Perhaos they attained, and it often happens that and have refused service from such 
T fact, because without the latter, the former cannot exchanges^ 

_ I hope they _ - , ...^ .c, 

the time has come when I cannot look be engendered, 
out for the interests of those who 
have not vowed allegiance 
ternational company. 

International Stands Alone. 

. I I would not boast of the capital of 
tne in- International, -but I am proud to 
boast of the confidence it has bred. 
But to those who, hiding under the 

No ship can sail smoothly when International cloak and calling them-- 
hampered with a mass of barnacles selves “independents,” there is a fate 

timber from its keel,,and while I i 
master of the International ship I 
intend that ... it ^Wll-,^ail . .vfitl), 

Traitors Unwelcome. 

repeatedly v 

intenu tnaj ...n: .. wjilij jls i u.ivc icpcaicuij. wauled those ex- 

splendid cargo into.,,tlie tiarjior of changes who insist on mingling the 
greater success, unhampered by the product of the International with 

Wheeling Park Opens. 
Wheeling, W. Va., June 
Wheeling park opened May 23 and 
insiness has been good to date. 



Marked Advance in the Tone of Ex¬ 
hibitions in Pennsylvania Accord¬ 
ing to Deputy Secretary of 

Harrisburg, Pa., June 7. 

In announcing the list of county 
and other agricultural fairs to be held 
in various counties of the state this 
year. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture 
A. L. Martin, states that in the last 
two years there has been noticed a 
marked advance in the tone of the 
exhibitions, gambling being almost 

“We note a marked improvement in 
the manner of conducting fairs,” he 
writes, “in that all games of chance, 
gambling devices and questionable 
shows have been practically elimin¬ 
ated. The attendance for 1908 at the 
various fairs was 1,559,000, showing 
an increase of 368,704 over the pre¬ 
vious year. Over $21,000 was paid from 
the state funds and $95,517.91 paid in 
premiums, while $102,665.30 was of¬ 
fered in premiums.” 

The list of exhibitions for this year 
includes this vicinity as follow.-,: 

Lackawanna county grange at -Madi 
sonville September 21 to 25. 

Susquehanna county Harford .\gri- 
cultural societv at Harford, Septem¬ 
ber 22 and 23. 

The Allentown fair will be held Sep¬ 
tember 21 to 24. 

The Tioga county fair will be at 
Wellsboro, September 29 and iiO.— 


Gertrude Hoffman has gone abrt^d 
to make a tour of the continent in her 

Bobbie and Hazelle Robinson, who 
have been playing in vaudeville the 
past season, are summering in Min¬ 
neapolis, where Mr. Robinson has 
charge of the big vaudeville theater 
at Wonderland Park. 

Mr. and Mrs. Sam Mehay who have 
been playing in stock at Sioux Falls, 
S. D., have returned to their home in 
Faribault, Minn., for the summer. 

Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Crawford and 
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Oviatt are spend¬ 
ing six weeks in London. 

Eleanor Robson came to the conclit- 
.sicn that after all she would prefer a 
sea trip and a summer in Europe to 
an automobile excursion through the 
Maine roads, so she engaged passage 
on the St. Paul, sailing from New 
York for Southampton on Saturday of 
this week. 

James T. Dunbar, press agent of 
Al G. Field, is spending the summer 
at his home at Huntington, W. Va. 

Maywood to Celebrate. 

Maywood, Ill., will celebrate on July 
5th, which is the first time in about 
eight years that this suburb of Chi¬ 
cago has attempted to do anything in 
the amusement line, and consequently 
much interest is being manifested. 
The encampment of the 7th Battal 
lion of Modern Woodmen will lake 
place there at the Maywood park 
July 3, 4 and 5. The committee, com¬ 
posed of C. J. Gruschow, J. G. Poul- 
ton and H. C. Kendall have billed the 
surrounding towns along the C. & N. 
W. Ry. and it has stirred up the old 
timers considerably. Maywood lies 
just west of the beautiful Desplaine.s 
river, 11 miles from Chicago. Conces¬ 
sion bids for this celebration will close 
about June 20. 

To Make World Tour. 

Minneapolis, Minn., June 7. 

George McManus, a former member 
of the Frawley Stock company here, 
was in the city last week. Mr. Fraw¬ 
ley ■ has been stage director of the 
Pantages Stock company in Seattle 
for the last two yehrs, and is now, ac¬ 
cording to McManus, about to make 
another world’s tour with a stock 
company, playing every large city 
where there is an American nr an 
English colony.—BARNES. 

June 12, 1909. 




An "wen confession is good for the 
:1 and generally provides interesting 

An acknowledgment of a hesitancy 
I determining the best clown with 
facITSrcus will not be greeted with 
scorn those who have given the 
iiiaiii'lK hought and while those who are 
interested will be disappointed 
jnllBbrolonging of the agony still it 
jjilP^be denied that thorough Con- 
silflBbn of the good and bad points 
clown will serve to make the 
the more widely respected and 
,vill therefore be of greater value to 
Ac ^usement profession in general. 

Incriminate assaults of a personal 
i;alur«r which relieve the monotony of 
iiic io the dressing rooms of tented en- 
■erprists, at first created a desire to re- 
ircvc the misconception under which 
ome few clowns and their friends are 
' tioring. As the days go by these mur- 
njirjnjs— when reported by those who 
^i^Ptheir action as an indication of 
irien^Eness, or when evidenced by per- 
.mialKncounter with the disgruntled 
ieitjm longer cause the circus editor 
;ii hTstirred to any emotion whatever. 

The clowns being considered in this 
.cries bf articles have answered for the 
circus editor by their commendation of 
i!if fajrness cropping out in ever'- par- 
igAiand one of a number of tele- 
which is printed on this page in- 
:s the spontaneous kindly assur- 
which greets the writer in every 

A letter from Horace Webb has 
created astonishment as well as pleas- 
iire, far he actually admits that he is 
;r:‘. funnv. Mr. Webb, however, is not 
the only clown who is not funny. 
There are dozens of others. In musical 
mmedy and vaudeville, more than in 
i! ’ circus arena, men pose as comedi- 
j'K who are not funny. Mr. Webb 
las the advantage over many musical 
1 :nedj and vaudeville cut-ups inas- 
inch as he is not un-funny. The 
aaraci; of a score of musical comedy 
•i.rrs who are absolutely un-funny 
' .iirt me typewriter to tick down their 
laruts; but as space is valuable it will 
'iiftw-to let the readers of these ar- 
licles know that the writer realizes that 
i i.iuiinincss is not uncommon. 

The Question is a More Difficult One Than Was First Realized 
so the Circus Editor Begs For Time. 


Rex Roselli, best known as a lion 
tamer until he became connected with 
the dramatic profession, was formerly 
a clown and his judgment is worthy of 
respect. He saw the Barnum show 
when in Chicago but cannot make a 
choice between Horace Webb, Harry La 
Pearl, George Baker, Eddie De Voe, 
and “Spud” Gerome. 

How “Worth” Is Figured. 

It might be well to take the reader 
into confidence in regard to the way 
the “worth” of the various clowns is 
estimated. Letting 100 represent the 
perfect whole, twenty-five points are 
allowed for the winning of public ap¬ 
proval, twenty-five points for the num¬ 
ber of offerings, twenty points for orig- 
inalitv, ten points for personality, five 
points to the clown who doubles in the 
concert and fifteen to the one who dou¬ 
bles in the circus performance proper. 

This table has been prepared after 
carefully weighing the advantages to 
the circus proprietor of a clown who 
doubles in a circus oerformance as Art 
Adair did when he was with tented en¬ 
terprises. He not only acted as prin¬ 
cipal clown with various shows but per- 

“Slivers” make-up last season with 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace show and the 
clowns with Polly of the Circus have 
followed his idea of make-up. 

The Miacos are said to have orig¬ 
inated several good entrees. One 
called “Water ■ through - the - ears” 
comes to mind. It is now used by a 
dozen clowns. The little dog on the 
big rope, which has been seen with 
medicine shows for many years and 
with old-time musical acts, is used by 
Fred Egner and others. Egner de¬ 
serves credit for digging up this an¬ 
cient tickler. It must be confessed 
that it receives much applause. 

The Miacos brought out a “break¬ 
away-woman” with the Ringling show 
one .season. The following season it 
is said that George Hartzell came on 
with one exactly like Miacos and that 
he actually worked it despite the pro¬ 
tests of AI Miaco, who claimed to 
have originated the “gag.” 

The difficulty in awarding points 
for originality is that the stories told 
by the clowns themselves cannot be 
believed. The thief often talks 
straighter than the originator of a 




222CH Hq CS 19 aid,. 

Perry,l»wa, June 5tX-o9 


CirCus editor Show world 
Grand opera House chgo. 

Your fairness In Doteralnlnf the best 

elreus clown Is jenerally comended. I am wllllnf to abide by 
your decision, 

Jloi P.Rutherford 
128 Pm 

Comical and Funny. 

In the meaning of these articles a 
I'l'mn may be comical without being 
fcnny. Horace Webb is as comical a 
r'.:,p as one would wish to see. His 
s team is not exactly new but there 
not^ clown feature (outside of Ted- 
iVs ranting trin) which contributes so 
much to the Barnum performance. It 
i;e,cr fails to attract attention. 

T agree with you that I am not 
tunny," confesses Mr. Webb in his let¬ 
ter. “I found that out several years 
aju," he adds. “That is the reason I 
make my dresses as elaborate as possi- 
ilc and my makeup as neat as I can. 
1 ofteii use prop gags that other clowns 
ar.Sgjl tired to bother with.” 

There is a confession, as frank as 
" It made by the circus editor in the 

How a Clown’s Value Is Being 


Public approval .25 

Number of offerings .25 

Originalitv .20 

Rpisonality .10 

'Donbling in concert . 5 

Doubling in circus .15 

lining paragraphs. A clown com- 

ncndi.the fairness of the circus editor 

j'lyn he, hirnself, is adversely criticised. 
It i»4ft condition never before encoun- 
tired in the show business and were 
tks series of articles aimed to deter- 
[I’l'c the frankness, honesty and man- 
T“d of the various comedians of the 
utcus ring, the honor would go to Mr. 
■•ebb without any more quibbling. 

Stantz, of the same show, 

am more than pleased with 

I l^Wtg of me in the clown articles. 
~ thank you a thousand times 

l^ow you have used good judg¬ 

formed (with Dot Adair) a perch act 
and played a musical instrument while 
standing on his head, providing an ex¬ 
traordinary concert number. Were he 
still in the field he would be entitled 
to at least nineteen points out of a pos¬ 
sible twenty for .“doubling” in circus 
and concert. 

Under the table which will regulate 
the merits of clowns in determining 
their rank, it would be wisdom to place 

Art Adair like this; 

Public approval .17 

Number of offerings.15 

Originality .15 

Personality . 7 

Doubling in concert.. 5 

Doubling in circus.14 

Total .73 


Clowns who purloin the business 
originated by others in the same line 
of work are plentiful with the circuses 
and it is doubtful if enough points are 
given in the foregoing table for orig¬ 
inality. No sooner does an original 
clown produce an offering or spring 
a make-up than some less brainy chap 
duplicates the number to his best ad¬ 
vantage, a condition which also exists 
in vaudeville. 

“Slivers” Oakley, who has gradu¬ 
ated from the circus and is now a 
successful vaudeville artist, is proba¬ 
bly the most widely imitated clown. 
His baseball gam-e is being done by 
Lon Moore with the Sells-Floto show 
and his costumes are imitated more- 
or less by Horace Webb, of the Bar¬ 
num show. Lew Nichols used the 

“gag.” For this reason only twenty 
points can be assigned for originality. 

The Wallace Clowns. 

A friend of Arthur Borella, of the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace show, points out 
that he reservel credit for having made 
good in years gone by with a one-ring 
show and adds that that is something 
many of the clowns now with the big 
shows could not do. The writer points 
out that interesting the spectators with 
a ot^e-ring show is different from aid¬ 
ing a number of clowns with a three- 
ring enterprise. This point is well tak¬ 
en, but could not be taken into consid¬ 
eration in making this decision without 
undoing what has been accomplished in 
determining the relative merits of the 
comedians of the sawdust ring. 

Borella’s versatility is well known. 
He is equally at home clowning in 
the circus arena, spieling at a park, 
occupying the end in a minstrel first 
part, or doing his specialty in a vau¬ 
deville theater. He has been in the 
profession for twenty years. He was 
with the Welsh Brothers show when 
it was a one-ring, one-horse and one- 
car show and spent three years with 
the Barnum & Bailey 85-car circus. 
He is original both in make-up and 
entrees when clowning and has been 
a circus musician, clown lecturer and 
announcer, ticket seller and concert 
performer. He remarked not long ago 
that he copied nor imitated no one, 
which is a point in his favor. 

Borella has been with Burt- Shep¬ 
ard’s and the original Barlow- min¬ 
strel companies., where he-held' down 
an end and did his musical specialty. 

He has been with dramatic and bur¬ 
lesque shows where he played charac¬ 
ter roles and did his specialty. He is 
not unfamiliar with park w )rk and 
for three years was half owner of the 
La Rose Electric Fountain, making 
all the openings and announcements. 
He has in preparation a novelty com¬ 
edy musical act with special scenery 
and mechanical effects, and will be 
seen in vaudeville next season. 

Miscellaneous Mention. 

Raleigh Wilson, who is boss clown 
aud mail man with the Campbell 
Brothers, has received many favor- 
abel mentions in the newspapers of 
North Dakota, Nebraska and Minne¬ 
sota. His work is being highly spok¬ 
en of by every one who sees the per¬ 

Homer B. Day arises to suggest the 
name of Max Hugo, who will be with 
Col. M. H. Welsh’s circus. Mr. Day 
asserts that Hugo is well worthy of 
consideration when the “best clown” 
is being selected. Hugo is well known, 
according to Mr. Day, in both Europe 
and America, 

Bert Davis, of the Buffalo Bill & 
Pawnee Bill show, writes: “1 have 
often asked the question (who is the 
best clown?) and it is a very hard 
thing to decide.” 



Circus Folks with Hagenbeck-Wal¬ 
lace Enjoy First Dance of the 
Season at Perry, Iowa. 

Perry, Iowa, June 8. 

The first dance of the season with 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace show took 
place at the Elks’ home at Perry, last 
Saturday night. Automobiles were 
furnished the dancers to travel to 
and from the hall and a good orches¬ 
tra, a large crowd of congenial peo¬ 
ple and' splendid refreshments made 
the evening enjoyable. 

Another dance will be given at 
North Platte, Neb., June 12, accord¬ 
ing to present plans. 



Fulton, Ky., June 3. 

After the performance of yesterday 
the band of Cooper Bros, shows quit. 
They had not received any pay for 
three weeks and they could not see 
as to when they would receive any, 
according to report. 

The two cars are still here and your 
correspondent is informed that the 
shows are deeply in debt to the I. C. 
R. R. company for transportation. 

The management attributes the bad 
business to the fact that this section 
of country has had rain nearly every 
day for the past two weeks and that 
on several days prior to reaching this 
town the lot was too wet to unload 
the show. 

The animals and horses are in bad 

Ed Cullen Dead. 

Cincinnati, O., June 8. 

Edward Cullen, for thirty-five years 
connected with the John Robinson 
shows, most of the time as business 
manager, died yesterday at his home 
in this city. In deference to a wish 
expressed just before death. Colonel 
John Wilson, the bareback rider, was 
called to his bedside. Mr. Cullen had 
an extensive acquaintance throughout 
the United States. 



.Pittsiburg-. Pa., June 10-, 
Walter L. Main, the circusman, wa.s 
united in, marriage last night to Louise 
Kath,ryn Schneider. The bride Is 
twenty'-eiight years of age and worth 
half a mdllloin in her own right. The 
groom i'9 forty-five. 


St. Louis, Mo.. June 10-. 

A mortgEUge from, John H. Garrett to 
W. H, Pomeroy for $1DIO|00 is said to 
have tied up the Rice Brothers’ show 
at East St. Louis. 

Additional Circus News on Page 21 



June 12, 1909, 

Louis E. Cooke, General Agent, Here 
This Week, and S. H. Fiedler, 
Contracting Agent, in Town. 

The Buffalo Bill Wild West and 
Pawnee Bill Far East, combined, is 
to play Chicago within a few weeks. 
Whether it will make one, two or 
three lots is as yet undecided. 

Louis E. Cooke, general agent of 
the Two Bills show, was in the city 
again this week and S. H. Fiedler, 
contracting agent, is now located at 
the Jackson hotel. It is understood 
that he is working here now. The se¬ 
cretiveness of show men generally 
was evidenced when he was ap¬ 
proached for he declined to be inter¬ 

The Buffalo Bill show plays Platts- 
hurg, N. Y., June 19 and then goes 
into Canada. It does not play Boston, 
so the 101 Ranch will have everything 
its own way in New England. 

George W. Connor, secretary to 
Major Gordon W. Lillie, writes this 
paper: “We have had excellent busi¬ 
ness to date—playing capacity all of 
the time at Philadelphia and having 
one turnaway.” This will be good 
news for the many friends of Col. 
Cody and Major Lillie. 

Barnum & Bailey Play Tomah, Wis., 
Passing Up La Crosse, Where the 
License Fee is Unreasonable. 

La Crosse, Wis-, June 9. 
The town is sadness itself since the 
announcement that the Barnum & 
Bailey show has passed up La Crosse 
and will play Tomah instead. This 
action is thought to be due to the ex¬ 
orbitant license fee, which stands at 
present at .$200. For a decade the 
circus license matter has occupied the 
thoughts of the city dads at various 
times. It has been reduced several 
times but some one always suggested 
putting it back to $200. 

It is .argued, that a large circus is 
worth more to the city than an aver¬ 
age convention and the business in¬ 
terests believe that the council is do¬ 
ing an injustice to the city when it 
keeps the license so high that the 
shows will not come hh-e. It is said 
that if the fee were reduced to $100 
to the circus the business men are 
willing to raise the balance in order 
to bring the show to the city. 

A movement is again on foot to pe¬ 
tition the council to reduce the license 
fee to $100 and keep it at that figure. 



Hagenbecfc-Wallace and ScIli-FIolo Routes Are So Laid Out That 
There Is Likely to Be Opposition. 

Westward, the eyes of showmen 
turn their way! 

Satisfied that there will be no clash 
between the Buffalo Bill-Pawnee Bill 
and the 101 Ranch until late in Sep¬ 
tember at least, the eyes of those who 
enjoy watching the evidences of the 
bitter feeling which abounds to some 
slight extent in the circus world turn 
towards the west where there is a 
possibility of opposition between the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace and Sells-Floto 

The Sells-Floto circus is under the 
management of W. E. Franklin, who 
for a number of years was general 

show Ben Wallace that he could not 
get along without him. 

Harry Earl, general agent of the 
Sells-Floto show, was formerly press 
agent with Hagenbeck-Wallace, so his 
reputation is at stake when he clashes 
against R. M. Harvey, who was given 
the general agency of the Hagenbeck- 
Wallace show, a position which should 
by rights have gone to Mr. Earl, 
were he qualified to fill it, as his se¬ 
lection by Mr. Franklin would indi¬ 
cate, and his relations with the man¬ 
agement such as to make such affilia¬ 
tion advisable. 

Not only managers and general 


(By Tom North.) 

I saw both performances of the Hagenbeck-Wallace show at Des 
Moines last Friday. I consider that up-to-dateness is the thing that 
counts in clown-work and would 
select the clowns with the air¬ 
ships (James Rutherford and as¬ 
sistant) as the most notable 
clown offering. 

The ensemble number where 
the clowns sing “It Looks Like a 
Big Night To-night,” is a real 
novelty. It created more applause 
than any other display I wit¬ 
nessed. I was surprised to find 
clowns rendering a musical num¬ 
ber that would do credit to a 
musical comedy. 

From a comedy standpoint the 
clown riding the hog (Petroff), 
stands first. He created an 
eruption of jollity. The clown 
who wore a green costume, green 
shoes, green gloves and green 
whiskers and hair (Arthur Bo- 
rella) was conspicuous at all 

_ While connected with the Ring- 

ling Brothers circus during the New York engagement, naturally I saw 
the performance often. The clown feature most commented upon was 
Teddy in Africa. The two midgets were awarded second honors by an 
appreciative public. 

I consider Henry Stantz the best 
clown with the Barnum & Bailey 
show. It is hard to compare his 
work with that of other clowns, 
however, I have no hesitancy in 
placing him at the top of the list. 



Contractor At Last Gets Judgment in 
Suit Which Has Been Pending 
Since October, 1907. 

Lancaster, Ohio, June 8. 
The suit of H. I. Elli.s against John 
F. Robinson, the circus man, tfi=re- 
cover $300 claimed due as balanct oi 
Salary as contractor for the Robinson 
show, after he had been reliev^^e- 
fore the close of 1906, re.sulted^^ a 
verdict bv the jury for $280 and Mer¬ 
est aggregating $299.65 in favor Mwr 

season, but Ellis proved 

Ellis begun the suit by attaching 
six head of horses of the show on Oc¬ 
tober 19, 1907, when the circus was in 
this city. The case was appealed from 
Squire Parido’s court and has Tetn 
bitterly fought in several hearings in 
common pleas court, being continued 
from time to time. 

An effort to continue the trial again 
on the part of the defendant faihd. 
Robinson was not present, but the 
<leposition of Oliver Scott, a circti-; 
employe, was submitted as evidence. 

Wild West Failed to Draw Suffi¬ 
ciently to Encourage the Manage¬ 
ment to Remain Any 

A wild west exhibition is not a 
drawing card at Riverview Exposition. 

The experience of the various en¬ 
terprises which have tried it should 
satisfy circus people Hn this point. 

A concession which does not eat 
has comparatively small expense when 
the weather is cold or rainy. In a wild 
west there are Indians to feed, horses 
to feed and salaries to pay whether 
the sun shines or not. 

If Circle D Wild West had opened 
at Riverview on last Saturday it 
might have had a chance of success, 
but as it was the management was 
discouraged before the good weather 

The show pulled out last week and 
the experiment is said to have cost 
somebody $2,000. 

To Close At Roanoke. 

Waterloo, la., June 8. 

Jack Warren, press agent back with 
the Hagenbeck-Wallace show, is au¬ 
thority^ for the statement that that 
enterprise will end the season about 
Nov. 15 at Roanoke, Va. 

agent of the Walla,ce show, and who 
for two seasons occupied the same po¬ 
sition with the Hagenbeck-Wallace 
circus. Mr. Franklin’s recent connec¬ 
tion with the management which he 
will soon find himself opposing makes 
it certain that there will be interest¬ 
ing developments. 

The causes which impelled the busi¬ 
ness separation of Messrs. Franklin 
and Wallace have never been given 
the public. The first intimation that 
the agents of the show had of a pos¬ 
sible split in relations came two sum¬ 
mers ago at Pittsburg. This episode 
was followed by various others which 
indicated that a coldness had sprung 
up between the circus manager aftd 
his general agent and in the middle 
of last season it was rumored that 
W. E. Franklin would switch his al¬ 
legiance to the Sells-Floto show. 

The Hagenbeck-Wallace route is an 
unusual one for Wallace and some go 
so far as to say he seeks to measure 
swords with the Denver show. 

Mr. Franklin is in a position where 
he is forced to “make good.” He has 
intimated to his friends for a year or 
two that he was about ready to retire 
and his acceptance of the manage¬ 
ment of the Sells-Floto show was be¬ 
lieved to be prompted by a desire to 

agents are put on the alert bv the 
prospect of opposition, but car man¬ 
agers and billers are anxious for the 
fray, according to various reports 
which reach this office. 

Des Moines, la., June 8. 

Tom North, one of the most suc¬ 
cessful press agents in the circus and 
theater business, was a visitor in Des 
Moines last week, and was the guest 
of several friends connected with the 
Hagenbeck-Wallace circus last Fri¬ 
day. Mr. North has been associated 
with the Ringling Bros.’ shows and 
last winter he represented the musical 
comedy, The Newly Weds and Their 
Baby. A long article from his pen, 
entitled “Getting the Circus Ready for 
the Road,” appeared in Saturday’s 
“Capitol” and excited much favorable 

Claim That They Understood They 
Were to Receive $15 a Month 
When Contract Read $8. 

Charleston, W. Va., June 7. 
When the Sun Brothers circus_ap- 
peared here last week six negro majc- 
ingmen started proceedings whiofe- 
sulted in several of the horses 
attached. The negroes claimetHwt 
the management got their signatures 
to contracts for wages which were 
about half of what was promised, by 

The men say they joined the tftow 
at Macon, Ga., and were to be paiil 
$15 a month. When at Knoxvnie 
they say they touched a pen aitiile 
papers were signed and were -tokl 
they were signing the payroll. They 
say they were not given $15 a mffitb, 
however. The same thing was. re 
peated here when the circu.s paidjoll. 
The men kicked and are said toJb,vi' 
been shown contracts where rfhey 
agreed to work for $8 a month. ^ 
The negroes were afraid of bodily 
harm and after visiting the l4Kr 
are said to have hid under the Eii- 
awha river bank until the legal "psi- 
ness was transacted. They seeraeS to 
be living in abject fear of their em¬ 
ployers and hesitated at takingT^al 
action for fear of personal ifflm 
One negro said that in Ohio 
one of the men asked for his pay he 
was given an envelope with ne^^g 
in it and kicked off the train a tnCOs- 
and miles from home and without a 
cent in his pocket. 

When Justice Frank Hill hear^thc 
case the circus management was ffady 
to come to terms and a 
was effected whereby the meijfce 



The long jump of the oppdsition 
brigade of the Ringling Brothers has 
been outdone by Cole Brothers. Ed. 
J. Knupp sent a brigade of sevetnnw 
in charge of Robert SimonSjjfcm 
Amsterdam, N. Y., to Calgary, BT'C., 
on May 27. The men had sleepers all 
the way. In the party were Robert 
Simons, Dan Pheney. Kid Reed,'^vo 
Hamill. J. Handle, Kid WhceleBnd 
J. Backer. 

Howe’s Show Pleased. 

Carrollton, Ky.. June 7. 

Howe’s Great London show’s had 
not expected such a big business here. 
Some sections of seats had not been 
put up and this work had to be done 
in view of the audience. 

Mrs. Mary Tolen Dead. 

Died on May 20, in her 88th year, 
at the home of Col. Geo. W. 
.Evansville, Wis., Mrs. Mary 
mother of Mrs. Geo. W. ITall^IU' 
ferment was at St. Louis, in th^BB- 
ily* lot in Calvary, with her huffed 
and son. Mrs. Tolen had made^et 
home with Col. Hall for yea^Sd 
w’as well known to people oniie 
circus world. 

12, 1909. 





Ringling Brothers, Barntim & Bailey, Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill Negro, Who Tried to Force His Way into the Tent, and Shot Circus 
and Other Shows Prospering. Man, is Hung by a Mob. 

The circus season of 1909 promises 
l^rove one of the most profitable in 

The reports which reach this office 
indicate that the majority of the tent 
shows are doing well, with the possible 
eileptioii of “grifting outfits” and the 
small shows now in the south. 

The Ringling Brothers had a nice 
business in Boston last week and after 
a few more stands in New England 
rapidly work west, going to the 

'^^Buffalo Bill and Pawnee Bill have 
been doing nicely in the east and have 
some little time there yet before break- 
-.iqg.jnto Canada and coming west. The 
cjr^ strike at Philadelphia interfered 
with business for the last two days of 

Barnum & Bailey made its most 
easteni point last Saturday and is 

ness has been good with the John 
Robinson show “where conditions 
were right.” 

Dode Fisk Prospering. 

Minneapolis, Minn., June 7. 

Dode Fisk’s circus is showing in the 
smaller cities around the Twin Cities. 
They have ten sixty-foot cars and an 
advertising car, and have one ring and 
two stages. J. H. Eschman, the well 
known Minneapolis amusement man 
visited the show last week at Still- 

Frankfort, Ky., June 9. 

Bert C. Bowers, who was shot last 
Wednesday night by a drunken negro, 
is doing nicely at the King’s Daught¬ 
er’s Hospital in this city and there 
now seems no doubt about his re¬ 
covery. He is a member of the Val¬ 
dosta, Ga., lodge of Elks. 

The shooting was unprovoked. For 



By George Arlington, 
[(General Manager 101 Ranch 
^ Wild West.) 

“We have had but very few 
stands this season where we 
have not had opposition, but in 
the face of this we have done 
a wonderful business and the 
performance has been giving ex¬ 
cellent satisfaction. Barring bad 
weather or accidents we expect 
'otrowded tents to witness our 
performance during the remain- 
-der of the season. Remember 
this: Bad weather is the only 
onposition we admit.” 

headed toward the west with business 
such as to encourage the management 
and gladden the hearts of the perform¬ 

The 101 Ranch has had remarkable 
basiness since the summer weather op- 
etlrtl and when Louis E. Cooke was 
entertained at a performance recently 
he could not help but be impressed with 
Ac fact that he has opposition which 
is iwpular with the public. 

. The Hagenbeck-Wallace show- is “ 
likely to have the best season since the 
circuses were combined. Business to 
date has been immense. That show is 
getting west ahead of the Ringling 
Brothers, which will be to its advant¬ 

The Sells'Floto show is still out 
west, Some stands are good and some 
bad. Failing to get a report from that 
show the natural conclusion is that 
business is nothing to brag on. 

Business has been fine recentlv with 
the Gollmar Brothers. Those who wit¬ 
nessed the big crowds attracted to the 
show in South Dakota predict that the 
northwest will be “great” this summer. 
The Yankee Robinson show was ahead 
of the Gollmars at three stands recent¬ 
ly, but it did not appear to lessen the 
Gollmar crowds. 

_^e Haag show has not had tremen- 
business in the south, owing to 
IM farmers being so far behind with 
their work. 

Howe’s Great London show has had 
more than its share of business, consid¬ 
ering conditions in the south, and a 
bank-roll is being accumulated for the 

The Gentry No. 2, under the manage¬ 
ment of W. W. Gentry, had nice busi¬ 
ness in Milwaukee, showing on Sunday 
m the south end of the city. The night 
performance at Savannah, Ill., and the 
afternoon show at Cedar Rapids. Iowa, 
w^^ lost on account of rain, but other 
have been profitable. 

Punch” Wheeler writes that busi- 

water and says they have the best 
small show he has ever seen and that 
they are doing big business. Mr. Esch¬ 
man is in charge of the refreshment 
privileges at Forest Park this summer 
and will probably manage one of Cole 
and Cooper’s shows next winter as he 
did last season.—BARNES. 

Ida Leon’s Luck. 

Ida Leon will have Mabel Tali- 
ferro’s role in Polly of the Circus 
next season, opening on June 29. Miss 
Leon is but 17 years of age and is a 
member of the Leon Family. She has 
been with the Polly of the Circus com¬ 
pany as a circus performer. 

Billing Gloversville. 
Gloversville, N. Y., June 8. 
The No. 1 advertising car of the 
Ringling Brothers show'was here bill¬ 
ing the show for June 28.—LOCK- 

die and during that time a mob took 
the negro from the jail and hung him. 

John H. Stewart, 
-Sec’y Lodge 530, B. P. O. E. 

Frankfort, Ky., June 7. 

Bert C. Bowers, aged thirty-five 
years, for eight years an employe of 
the Howe Circus, was shot down 
Wednesday night on the show 
grounds by John Maxey, a bad, local 
negro. The bullet entered the ab¬ 
domen, penetrating some of the in¬ 
testines. He was hastily carried to 
the King’s Daughters’ Hospital, where 
he was operated on. 

Mr. Bowers is an Elk, and as soon 
as it was learned that he belonged to 
the order there was a delegation head¬ 
ed by Secretary Jack Stuart, Exalted 
Ruler, George Payne and others went 
to the hospital and offered their ser- 
ices and the services of the lodge. His 
wife was employed taking tickets 
with the show, and his brother, Ard 

Bower, who is also an Elk, is the 
superintendent of the train. 

How the Trouble Started, 

Just about half an hour after the 
performance began a fusillade of shots 
was heard in the direction of the men¬ 
agerie. At first the crowd thought 
it was a clown act, but the circus men 
began to run in the direction of the 
shots and those immediately around 
the entrance where the shooting oc¬ 
curred, began knocking down peanut 
stands in their frantic rush to get out 
of the way. 

The crowd saw then that the shoot¬ 
ing was not in fun and that there was 
trouble. The people rose to their 
feet and several started to leave, but 
the attaches of the circus quickly saw 
that a panic was imminent and 
rushed among the people, quieting 

The band played on and in a few 
minutes the crowd had settled in their 
seats and the performance continued. 
It was a dangerous situation for a 
few moments, and the showmen 
showed that they were competent and 

Tried to Rip Tent. 

The shooting began as a result of 
the negro’s effort to rip the tent to 
enter the show without a ticket. Mr. 
Bower stopped him once or twice and 
sent for officers who were called upon 
to arrest Maxey. The negro tried 
again to get into the tent and when 
Bower stopped him, Maxey pulled a 
revolver and began to shoot. Mr. 
Bower caught the weapon after the 
first shot and prevented any more 
bullets from striking him. 

The crowd then gathered and some 
one cut a rope loose from a tent flap, 
a noose was made in it quickly and 
some one threw it over the head of the 

The other end was thrown over a 
tree and the negro’s time seemed to 
have come, but the two policemen 
went promptly to the rescue and saved 
him. They secured a buggy and 
brought the negro to the county jail. 

Maxey was taken from the cOunty 
jail at 2:30 o’clock the next morning 
by a mob and hanged on the bridge 
passing over the Kentucky river from 
the north to the south side of the 

The hanging was done by a mob of 
seventy-five or eighty men, who were 
closely masked and the identity of 
the participants Is unknown. The mob 
was several hours in forming. 



■ Baraboo, Wis., June 10. 

Tomah has unexpectedly come in¬ 
to circus prominence and La Crosse 
people are wonding how it happened. 
Tomah is only a country town with 
small population and no daily paper 
yet the Barnum & Bailey show will be 
there on June 22. It came about in 
this way. The show will be in Mil¬ 
waukee on the previous day and on 
account of the high license fee decided 
not to go to La Crosse. The run to 
St. Paul is too far from Milwaukee 
so it was decided to stop at Tomah. 
La Crosse thought the show must 
stop and after the date had been fixed 
it is understood the business firms 
proposed to come forward with a 
bonus in order to get the show, but it 
was then too late. La Crosse is proud 
of her streets, it is said. Winona is like 
La Crosse. Tomah is not far from 
these cities and the people will go by 
train to see the big show, and the 
cities will lose the business. Tomah 
people are only touching high places 

Additional Circus News on Page 21 


June 12, 

Stricken with Cancer Three Years Ago 

She Has Resided at Davenport, 
Iowa, where Death Claimed 

Davenport, Iowa, June 8. 

Mrs. Jessie Matthews, better known 
to the circus world as Mile. Dair, rec¬ 
ognized during her active career as 
one of the most sensational aerial 
artists in the business, is dead at her 
home in this eity. 

Death was due to cancer of the stom¬ 
ach from which she has been suffering 
for the past three years. For two- 
and-a-half years she has made her 
home in Davenport with her husband, 
C. C. Matthews, who was also a fam¬ 
ous aerial performer and the orig¬ 
inator of many startling aets. Mrs. 
Matthews’ illness and death brought 
to an end a career that made Mile. 
Dair one of the most talked-of women 
in the profession, and a scrap book 
now in the possession of her husband 
tells of her many hair-breadth es¬ 
capes and thrilling adventures. 

Mile. Dair stood alone as the only 
circus performer who had ever suc¬ 
cessfully essayed what was known as 
the “cloud swing.” Many have at¬ 
tempted to rival her daring trick, but 
all have failed. Mile. Dair performed 
♦ his death-defying act from a single 
rope swinging forty feet and suspend¬ 
ed 50 feet in the air. The trick was 
one invented by her husband, Mr. 
Matthews, and since her retirement 
from activity has never been attempt¬ 
ed. Mile. Dair’s last great public con- 
(|uest was at the Madison Square gar¬ 
den in New York at the time she gave 
an aerial exhibition from a trapeze 65 
feet in the air. At that time, she was 
conneeted with the noted P. T. Bar- 
num show. 

Three years ago in July she was 
stricken with cancer, and after her 
operation in a hospital at Albany, N. 
Y.. she was brought by her husband 
to Davenport, where she gradually 
grew weaker until death brought an 
end to her sufferings at 4:15 o’clock 
yesterday afternoon. 

Mrs. Matthews was forty years c<f 
age at the time of her death. She was 
born April 1, 1869, at Greenfield, Ind.. 
and liyed there until she was 16 years 
of age. Then she began the circus 
career which afterwards brought her 
into such public prominence. For 
twenty-two years she followed the 
profession. At Little Rock, Ark., 23 
vears ago, she was married to Charles 
C. Matthews. 

The funeral took place this after- 



Horse King of the World Adroitly Dodges the Issue in a Statement 
for the Public. 

“I only expect to buy and sell show 
property. I do not think I will go on 
the road.”—William P. Hall. 

The above statement evidences the 
tact for which W. P. Hall, of Lancas¬ 
ter, Mo., is famous. 

It is sufficiently clear to satisfy cir¬ 
cus proprietors that immediate oppo¬ 
sition need not be feared, yet Mr. Hall 
has not gone on record to the extent 
that he might he embarrassed later 
on, should he decide to launch a mam¬ 
moth tented enterprise. 

Since his recent purchase of the 
Pan-American show (the Lemon 
Brothers’ property) the future activ¬ 

ity of Mr. Hall has been a subject 
much discussed among showmen. His 
liking for the circus business is well 
known. He makes no attempt to con¬ 
ceal it in private conversation. His 
familiarity with the details of the busi¬ 
ness makes a proposition with him 
behind it loom up as a prominent fac¬ 
tor in the show world. 

William P. Hall enjoys the title of 
“The Horse King of the World,” but 
posterity may possibly know him as 
more than a dealer in circus horses; 
it may be called upon to give him rec¬ 
ognition as a circus proprietor along 
with the names of Barnum, Fore- 
paugh, Sells, Bailey, Ringling, Royal, 
Wallace, Robinson, etc., etc. 



To select the best clown in the Barnum & Bailey circus is a hard 
proposition because there are several corking good ones. I would in¬ 
clude Horace Webb, Henry Stantz, Baker & De Voe, Henry Sylow and 
Fred Egner among the “best” ones, but I would hesitate to pin the 
badge of superiority on any particular one because they are all fine and 
dandy fun-makers. 

My selection at the Ringling show is George Hartzell, first, last 
and all the time. I think he is the best all around producing and pan¬ 
tomimic clown in the United States. And in addition Hartzell is one 
of the finest circus performers it has been my privilege to meet. 

Cole Bros, have a clown in the person of Dick Ford, who will be 
in the front rank when the general roll is called and 'THE SHOW 
WORLD man pins on the medals. Ford was the boss clown with the 
Rhoda Royal circus last winter. 

The clowns who are entered in this contest must not forget that 
they will have a strong competitor in Joe Sherry, a versatile young man 
now with the Sparks show. Before another season passes I predict 
that Sherry will make his mark with very black ink among the “Joeys” 
of the United States. 



Why Pay 

i Nickel for a Route Card When You Can Cut Out 
This Lift. 



Des Moines, la., June 6. 

Colonel Fred Buchanan put across 
oiie of the best outdoor exhibitions 
Des Moines ever witnessed today.. 

During the past week ads appeared 
in the daily papers stating that the 
Colonel wanted folks to fall in his 
lake at Ingersoll park and be rescued 
by Capt. E. S. Farrell, a diver. The 
wideawake Colonel received more 
than two hundred answers to his ad, 
all willing applicants to a watery 
grave for the sum of one dollar per. 

He selected two persons, a man 
and a woman, and advised them of 
their selection. Both reported. 

Both disappeared under the shin¬ 
ing surface of the lake at 3 p. m. to¬ 
day and both were brought to the 
surface, rescued promptly by Farrell. 

Drew Big Crowds. 

Reading, Pa., June 7. 

It is estimated that more than 15,- 
000 persons attended the two per¬ 
formances of the Barnum & Bailey 
shows, which exhibited here on June 

Wild West Joins Circus. 
Phillippi. W. Va., June 8. 
King’s Wild West joined the John 
.Robinson circus when here recently 
and will occupy the place on the pro¬ 
gram generally given to the races. 

Barnum & Bailey—Warren, Pa., 
June 12; Cleveland, Ohio, 14; Marion, 
15; Toledo, 16; Detroit, 17; Jackson, 
Mich., 18; South Bend, Ind., 19; Mil¬ 
waukee, Wis., 21; Tomah, 32; St. Paul, 
Minn., 23; Minneapolis, 34; Little 
Falls, 25; Duluth, 26; Grand Forks, N. 
D., 28; Grafton, 29; Winnipeg, Man., 
30-July 1; Crookston, Minn., 2; Fargo, 
N. D., 3. 

Buffalo Bill & Pawnee Bill—Pater¬ 
son, N. J., June 12; Middletown, N. Y., 
14; Newburg, 15; Kingston, 16; Al¬ 
bany, 17; Glens Falls, 18; Plattsburg, 

Campbell Brothers —Winnipeg, Man., 
June 12; Gretna, 14. 

Cole Brothers—Lorain, Ohio, June 
21; Bellevue, 22; Fostoria, 23; Fort 
Wayne, Ind., 24; Morris, Ill., July 5; 
Genesee, 6; Iowa City, Iowa, 7; Vin¬ 
ton, 8; Northwood, 9; Owotonna, 
Minn., 10; Northfield, 11. 

Howard Damon—Mt. Union, Pa., 
June 13; Milroy, 14; Mifflin, 16; Mid- 
dlesburg, 16. 

Dode Fisk—Winnebago, Minn., June 

12 . 

Gentry No. 1—Niagara Falls, N. Y., 
June 12; Detroit, Mich., 14-19; Cleve¬ 
land, Ohio, 21-26; Toledo, 28-30. 

Gentry No. 2—Mankato, Minn., June 
12; Minneapolis, 14-19; St. Cloud, 21. 

Gollmar Brothers—Lewiston, Mon., 
June 12; Butte, 14; Helena, 15; Great 
Falls, 16; Havre, 17; Glasgow, 18; 
Willislon, N. D., 19; Minot, 21. 

Hagenbeck-Wallace—North Platte, 
Neb., June 12; Denver, Col., 14-15; 
Greely, 16; Cheyenne, Wyo., 17; Lara¬ 
mie, 18; Rawlins, 19; Ogden, Utah, 21 

Howe’s Great London—Ludlow, 
Greely, 16; Cheyenne, Wyo., 17; Lara¬ 
mie, 18; Rawlins, 19; Ogden, Utah, 21. 
Ky., June 12. 

101 Ranch—Springfield, Mass., June 
12; Boston, 14-19; Lynn, 21; Salem, 22; 
Waltham, 23; Quincy, 24; Plymouth, 
25; New Bedford, 26; Fall River, 28; 
Brockton, 29; Newport, R. I., 30; Nor¬ 
wich, Conn., July 1; New London, 2; 
New Haven, 3. - ■ 

Norris & Rowe—Regina, Canada, 
June 12; Areola, 14. 

Ringling Brothers — Fitchburg, 
Mass., June 12; Worcester, 14; Woon¬ 
socket, R. L, 15; Providence, 16; New 
Bedford, 18; Brockton, 19; Hartford, 
Conn., 21; Waterbury, 22; New Haven, 
23; Bridgeport, 24; Stamford, 25; Glo- 
versville, N. Y., 28; Utica, 29; Syra¬ 
cuse, 30; Rochester, July 1; Buffalo, 
2; Erie, Pa., 3; Fort Dodge, Iowa, 20. 

John Robinson—Mt. Carmel, Pa., 
June 12; Shamokin, 14; Ashland, 15; 
Shenandoah, 16; Mahanoy City, 17. 

Frank Robbins—Hudson, Mass., 13; 
Waltham, 14; Ipswich, 15. 

Sparks—Martinsburg, W. Va., 14; 
Charlestown, 15; Cumberland, Md., 

Sells-Floto—Spokane, Wash., June 
11-12; Couer de Alene, 14; Tekea, 15; 
Wallace, Idaho, 16; Colfax, 17; Mos¬ 
cow, 18; Palouse, Wash., 19; Lewis¬ 
ton. 21; Pomeroy, 22; Dayton, Wash., 
23; Walla Walla, 24; Pendleton, Ore., 
25; La Grande, Baker City, Idaho, 



W. W. Powers Now Has Charge ot 
the Advance.—Corresponaent 
Says that Ghost Walks 

South Fork, Pa., June'7. 

The Howard Damon show has been 
out six weeks and it has raine^^ 
snowed fully two-thirds of the flR 
Business was a little off the first two 
weeks, but lately the show has pro^ 
pered. The afternoon houses a^^ 
ways good and the nights have^BI 
quently been capacity. Performaf 
and musicians frequently help seat the 

Everything is handled on the big 

L the 

since the 

show order. At the s 
was a little short on horses, blffl 
management has bought a numy 
them and the outfit is now 

The show began feeding e 
in the dining car and it 
during the rough weather. Since tl 
show was enlarged the feeding is aone 
in the customary manner. MargJM 
Damon purchased an extra flat 
cently with a camp wagon, calliope, 
and a few baggage wagons. ' 

The show will have a new canvas 
on June 22. 

The Ghost has walked regulaH^B 
everything has been prosperouw 

W. Powers has full charge of the ad¬ 
vance. The show moves quicklt^nd 
has not lost a performance.^^ 

DONALD. i , 


June 12, 1909. 






June 12, 1909. 


A publication known as The Gale, 
which booms the W. F. Mann enter¬ 
prises, in announcing that Harry Mack 
is to succeed E. F. Maxwell as “gen¬ 
eral manager” states that “Mr. Mack 
wishes it annbunced to all friends and 
business acquaintances that he can be 
found at his office at 226 La Salle 
street from 8 a. m. to 5:30 p. m. daily.” 
What on earth does he mean, when he 
intimates that he intends to get to the 
office at eight o’clock in the morning? 
No one will be up to call at that un¬ 
earthly hour and there is no mail de¬ 
livery so early in the morning. Is this 
a big bluff or is someone trying to kid? 

An actor just off of the small time 
in the south says he saved $400 in 
twenty weeks at a salary of $40. He 
found good hotels at a dollar with cof¬ 
fee that was fit to drink. He states 
he never did over six shows a day, 
either. Anyone going south should be 
willing to pay a neat sum for his list 
of hotels. Good hotels are hard to 
find in the south, if one tackles the 
$2.50 up variety. It is consoling to 
Icam that the dollar places are better 
than the high priced ones. 

Eva Tanguay will be a headliner or 
nothing. A tale comes from New York 
to the effect that Montgomery & Moore 
were featured to some extent at the 
Alhambra and that Miss Tanguay 
packed her clothes and “went” when 
she saw that the management was in¬ 
tent on dividing the headline honors. 

The “House Next Door” number of 
The Spotlight is disappointing. If 
George Cohan wrote the column headed 
“Spot Lights” (to which his signature 
it attached) his fund of humor is at an 
ebb. Perhaps Walter J. Kingsley does 
not make so good an associate editor 
as Eddie Dunn! 

Mary Garden is very ill in Paris, ac¬ 
cording to dispatches. Her eves have 
been affected from the use of a new 
hair dye, if reports are true. The dye 
was supposed to give a reddish tint to 
the hair. She was billed for appear¬ 
ances there and announcements have 
been given out that she was “indis¬ 

James T. Corbett will not be seen in 
The Girl Question next season. He 
will go abroad in August, plaving at 
London, Dublin and other cities and up¬ 
on his return to America will be seen 
in vaudeville again. It is said his sal¬ 
ary is $750 in vaudeville and even H. 
H. Frazee cannot make that much out 
of his services with a one-night stand 
troupe. Corbett will be seen in the 
first-class houses in a year or two if he 
attains his ambitions. 

The Man from Home began its New 
York engagement on Aug. 16 last and 
is still running. A Gentleman from 
Mississippi started on Sept. 29 last 
and is still going. The Blue Mouse 
was produced, in New York Nov. 30 
and remains popular. 

An Englishman's Home was not tak¬ 
en seriously in. America. During its en¬ 
gagement at Powers, which came to an 
end last Saturday night, there were sevr 
eral rows occupied on several occa¬ 
sions and so many of “those present” 
kidded the offering that James O’Don¬ 
nell Bennett frequently referred to the 
reception of the play in Chicago in his 
articles in the Record-Herald. 

The back of the program of Chase’s 
theater in Washington recently bore a 
heart-to-heart talk concerning vaude¬ 
ville which, among other things, sug¬ 
gested that it were well to “let the 
public pay $1.50 and $2 for its lugu¬ 
brious drama, its insipid comedy, its 
weak spectacles, for vaudeville’s support 
is from the home and hearth, and Sa- 
lomish suggestiveness finds no habitat 
in the household.” 

Facetious Familiarities Featuring Famous Folks and Fre¬ 
quently Filled With Fulsome Flattery for 
the Favored Few. 


Dick Merriman, a performer on the 
suit case circuit, constantly inquired 
of those in front at the Union theater 
one night recentb' • “Can’t you see a 
joke?” He would tell some gag 
which was familiar and thought that 
the audience was incapable of com¬ 
prehending his point because there 
was no laughter. The audience was 
all right; the jokes were all right. The 
fault, if fault there was,, lay with Mr. 
Merriman himself, who does not get 
off a joke like a regular comedian 

Marc Klaw produced Eunice it 
London recently with Fannie Ward it 

if some one else dropped in two 
weeks ahead, arrived in Chicago last 
Saturday and will go to Wisconsin 
this week, where he will spend the 
summer months at the lakes. He will 
begin his ninth season in advance of 
the Lyman Twins next August. Dietz 
studied out a scheme to get money at 
matinees last season and it contrib¬ 
uted greatly to the success of The 
Yankee Drummers. He would arrange 
to give away a $25 hat to the lady 
holding the lucky number and this 
never failed to interest the women. 
The hat would be on display at some 
millinery store and wherever the in¬ 
novation was tried the matinee ex¬ 

is not a brother of the famous Cherry 
sisters—no, indeed! 

The Candy Shop ought to be a 
very sweet show, and it ought to stick 
here awhile, although let us hope 
there are no sticks in it. 

Inquirer is informed that The Blue 
Mouse is not an animal act. 

The Hurdy Gurdy Girl didn’t ap¬ 
pear to make very much of a mash 
on the critics. 

Mabel Barrison, who is now playing 
in The Blue Mouse, will next season 
play in The Mouse Trap. Gee! 

They are calling it The Cheesiest 
Way in the east, but of course that is 
very, very unkind. 

Anxious is informed that The Ser¬ 
vant in the House is not a play about 
a cook, and also informed that the 
Russell Brothers are not starring in it. 

The Narrow Path seems to have 
been pretty broad after all—o* at 
least, the reviewers thought so. 

The new Blue Mouse hat is made in 
;he shape of a large cheese, with a 
cluster of blue velvet mice nibbling 
delicately into the crown. 

“With Teddy clamoring fori kids 
and the janitor putting his heck upon 
them the woman who lives in a flat 
is between George Arliss and ' the 
deep sea,” according to Elbert m- 

the Philistine. 

Do you remember— 

When Roy Feltus posted show bills 
from a step ladder at Bloomington, 

When Henry B. Gentry, a barefoot 
boy, ran off with a dog show? 

When Harry M. Howard played 
Rube characters at one-night stands? 


the title role. It was not well re¬ 
ceived. Miss Ward is said to have 
worked hard. The critics complained 
that the play did not provide the op¬ 
portunities she needs. 

The time which the acts run at the 
Majestic last week is given in the fol¬ 
lowing table: 


Minnie Kaufman .2:14 7:43 

Mabel McCane .2:23 7:52 

Chinko .2:38 8:07 

Fanny Rice .2:49 8:18 

Fiddler and Shelton ....3:04 8:33 

Mack and Marcus .3:23 8:52 

Marie Dainton .3:34 9:03 

Circumstantial Evidence. 3:50 9:10 

R. C. Herz .4:12 9:41 

Will Rogers .4:36 10:05 

Kinodrome .4:46 10:15 

O. J. Dietz, who has been with 
the Lyman Twins for so many years 
that local managers would look askant 

ceeded $200. This, too, when other 
attractions were complaining of the 
bad business. 

When Henry Miller, who was in 
Chicago recently to superintend the 
production of The Servant in the 
House at the Bush Temple theater, 
was asked how he stood in the big 
theatrical war now being waged be¬ 
tween the Klaw and Erlanger forces 
on the one side and the Shuberts on 
the other, said: “I am fighting—^yes— 
but I am fighting to find good plays. 
That is my biggest fight.” 

Alva Magill is using Swanee Babe 
and I’m Awful Glad I Met You with 
fair success. The songs are published 
by Haviland. 

Eddie Foy is featuring You Never 
Miss the Water at the American Music 

Lina Clare is making a biv hiL^l 
the Julian this week with Poni^ov 

Ruby Harris is singing Sugad Pic. 
At the Orpheum one night last week it 
did not make much of a hit. It is pub¬ 
lished bv the Swastika music company. 
• I Love My Husband but 01 m You 
Henry, by Herbert Ingraham, is a new 
Shapiro publication. 

Clara Cubitt and her Girly Girlies 
are using Under the Irish Moon.jjySIth 
has met with only an average recep- 

Babe Russell is singing Victor 
Kremer’s I Love My Wife, but'Uh, 
You Kid. Some prefer the KrOTcr 
song of this title but the majorll^of 
singers interviewed think the Von Til- 
zer song is the best. 

Doc Rice is singing his own songs 
and they are well liked. Lew HaPdns 
would enjoy his act. ' _ 

Hazel Lynch is at East Chicaial^ 
week where she is singing NaugFty 
Eyes’ (Remick), Don’t Take Me Home 
(Von Tilzer) and I Remembe^jfou 
(Von Tilzer). ^ 

Ila Granon is singing Let’s Go Idome 
and Hang Out the Front Door Key at 
the Majestic this week. Both are pub¬ 
lished by Remick. 

It is predicted that Bill'- Boy, the 
Kidnapped Child, will be the big hit of 
the year. It has received the unquali 
fied approval of Little Billv’s father, 
who is a gentleman of wealth and cul¬ 
ture and a good judge of musk ana 

Is there a difference between 
“news” and “facts”? There is a line 
in Keegan’s Pal, in which the “pal” 
remarks: “What I see in the papers 
I read as news, not as facts.” 

Will Reed Dunroy springs these: 
No, gentle reader, Charles Cherry 

lyrics. The chorus alone stamps-it the 
“child” song par excellence, a brand- 
new idea. Read it: , 

“I want to go home to my mamn*^ oh, 
won’t you please take me away! 

I want my dear daddy to hear me when 
I kneel down to pray. , . 

I know that they both will be grievfflg- 
They heard not his pleading cry. 
I’m so lonely alone, won’t you 
take me home. 

Where they call 

June 12, 1909. 



The SHOW WOfflD 4rt/st Jf£^ A NSW AMSS/CAN PLAY. 

Emmeff Corrj^nn. 



June 12,190J 

The Show World Pablishiog Go. 

Qrand Opera Houie Building 

Elsktx S*v«B Sautb Clark Straet 

Chicago, Illinoia 



Gcaeral Director 




Adrertlalna Manaser 

Secretary and Trcaeurer 

editors is known to those who are re¬ 
ceived in the private offices of the 
magnates. That they smilingly ac¬ 
cept favors and frowningly return 
them, is, we regret to say, a condition 
which exists and one wliich this ar¬ 
ticle aims to rectify. 

When such organizations as The 
Lambs are criticised on this score by 
such a paper as The Chicago Tribune, 
we repeat that it is time -for the so¬ 
ciety for the prevention of cruelty to 
the newspaper geese to take action: 

Ijast month the Lambs came here to 
gambol. They came to fill New York 
pockets with Chicago dollars. To get the 
dollars they needed big audiences. To 
get the audiences they needed reportorial 
aid. They begged for it insistently and 
they got it generously from the man 
then hailed as the reportorial 


It of Ccngrui of March I, lt7*. 

But when nothing mote could be got 
out of him they dropped him. When the 
curtain rose on the gamboling of tiie 
I.ambs, and they could have helped him 
in his work of describing the show for his 
paper, they refused to do it. They did 
not want him around. He suddenly be¬ 
came the reportorial “nuisance” and a 

t of i 


The Last Advertising Forms Close 
Wednesday at Noon. 

If the Lambs shall ever return t 
cago to gambol for dollars on the 
torium stage they might as well 
away from The Tribune office. 

readers, to those more intimately ac¬ 
quainted with the rapid advances in cir¬ 
culation and adverti.sing made by us 
during the past year, the establishment 
of eastern headquarters will be accepted 
as a foregone conclusion,—a vital neces¬ 
sity, forced by progressive conditions. 

What we have accomplished for the 
vast western field of amusements we 
intend to do for the east, give it the 
best and most reliable of journals, thus 
making it a publication of national im¬ 
portance. In an early issue further 
plans of our development will be an¬ 
nounced, which will tend to establish 
this paper as one of international 

We are glad to announce that we 
have obtained the services of Miss 
Nellie Revell as our New York man¬ 
ager. We feel that Miss Revell does 
not need an introduction to the pro¬ 
fessional colony of the great metropolis. 
Her friends are legion from coast to 
coast. We are sure that we could not 
have made a better choice, not only by 
reason of her wide acquaintanceship, 
but also because of her intimate knowl¬ 
edge of professional conditions and the 
merit of her journalistic .style. 

Corbett-McLaughlin—Harry J. 
bett, treasurer of the Whitney theater 
in Chicago, and Irene McLaughlin, 
were united in marriage June 1. 

Hill-Green—Edwin C. Hill, a New 
York newspaper man, and Helen 
Green, of the Morning Telegraph, 
were married June 3 in Camden,^, j' 

Leason-Lee—Ray Henry Leason, 
right hand man of Gus Sun, has cap¬ 
tured one of the belles in Kentucky 
and was married June 8 at Newport 
to a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fitz- 
hugh Lee of that city. The Lees 
belong to the best known family in 
the south. 

Barrett-Rinch—John J. Barrett, an 
actor, 33 years old. who played the 
character of an Irishman in the sketch 
The Battle of Too Soon, was married 
at Bridgeport, Conn., June 1, to Miss 
Estelle Ella Rinch, a non-profession,al. 


Adv«rtl»am*nti forwarded by mall muet 
be accompanied by remittance, made pay¬ 
CO., to whom all bueinese communicatlone 


__ but In epecla) 

■ wUl conelder contributions bear- 

f entertainment. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 12. 1909. 


Is “Open Door” Shut? 

The same lack of consideration 
which has characterized the Syndi¬ 
cate’s treatment of one-night stand 
managers in the past prevailed last 
Saturday when a delegation of man¬ 
agers went to call on A. L. Erlanger. 

If reports which reach this city are 
correct, Mr. Erlanger pulled out for 
Atlantic City, where he wished to 
oversee the production of a play which 
is expected to be salacious (The Fol¬ 
lies of 1909), and did not extend the 
courtesy of an interview to men who 
traveled hundreds of miles to sec him 
Not only this, but the columns of 
the Morning Telegraph, which is be¬ 
lieved to be edited under Mr. Erlang- 
er’s supervision, made light of the 
“open door” policy and held the rep¬ 
resentatives of the theater managers 
of several states up to ridicule. 

The Telegraph says: “Should the 
ten or twelve theaters of the Middle 
West that are worthy of consideration 
in this connection decide to open their 
doors to one fadion and close them 
to the Syndicate- attractions?” etc.. 

Robert T. Haines. 

Amou" the leading men of this coun¬ 
try, the name of Robert T. Haines, 
whose picture graces the front cover 
of this week’s issue, holds an enviably 
high place. Mr. Haines last season was 
leading man with Olga Nethersole. In 
the past decade he has played leading 
parts with many of Am.erica’s most 
prominent stars, including Viola Allen, 
Mrs. Fiske, Blanche Bates and Grace 

Among his best remembered success¬ 
es are Prince Kara in The Darling of 
the Gods, which part he plaved for 
thrqe seasons; Don John of Austria in 
In the Palace of the King, with Viola 
Allen; in 1907 he starred in Once Up¬ 
on a Time. He is now filling an en¬ 
gagement as a stock star in the east, 
playing at Springfield and Hartford, 
liaving onened in Springfield Mav 24. 


The Grand Avenue Amusement 
company, St. Louis, amusemegH; 
capital $10,000; incorporators—James 
H. Bicker, R. H. Bailey and others. 

Victor Amusement and Mercantile 
company St. Louis; moving pictures: 
capital $7,000; incorporators—Joseph 
Lange, 20 shares; Edward C. Closter- 
meyer, 16 shares: Otto J. Kri eg. 8 
shares; Geo. J. Melloh, 24 shS^' 
Gottfried Hauri, 90 shares; Lonis 
Bauer, 13 shares; Henry Menzen- 
werth, 24 shares; Christian Schu¬ 
macher, 16 shares. First meeting to 
be held June 15, 1909, 10 a. m., afee 
office of the company. * 


The Dallas Amusement company 
has increased its capital stock from 
$45,000 to $65,000. Dallas, Texas, 


I’m sick of moving picture 
vaud’ville weak and iight, 

For joke and lest and ali the rest I havt 
no appetite; 

The sleight-of-hand or high tiapez.^lM' 

The s( 

V the 


In the story concerning the Actors’ 

Fund Report printed upon page 4 of 
last week’s issue, it was erroneously 
stated that Treasurer Henry B. Harris’ 
report showed the total receipts for the 
year to be $34,728.43, and the disburse- 
merts were $9,394.18. This should have 
read $49,394.18, the overdraft amount¬ 
ing to $14,172.24. 

d dance 

Light opera I now taboo, and comet 
The singing stunts I worshipped o 
There’s only o 


froth and sham; * 

tonight, with rant and fight,^e 

i meiodram’. 


The Repertorial Nuisance. 

That the newspaper goose which 
lays the golden egg of publicity is 
being killed has been contended for 
some time, and when leading papers 
of the United States give attention to 
the failure to appreciate courtesies ex¬ 
tended in the editorial columns it is 
time for the real friends of the show 
business to take action. 

That there are many ingrates in 
the show business we shall not at¬ 
tempt to deny. Anv one who has en¬ 
countered any number of showmen 
realizes this to his cost. That in¬ 
grates predominate in the theatrical 
business we are inclined to doubt, 
although the weight of evidence some¬ 
times indicates as much. 

That many managers employ press 
agents believing that they will secure 
a great deal of publicity for very little 
money is generallv admitted. That 
they laugh when they impose on the 

Must it be concluded that the Syn¬ 
dicate considers the cities which are 
represented in this organization of no 
importance? Must it be believed that 
after a dozen af them have been 
picked out, the remainder are un¬ 
worthy of consideration? Must it be 
believed that Oklahoma City, or Da¬ 
venport, Iowa, are cities too small to 
be seriously considered by the Syndi¬ 

If so, it is time that the Western 
Theater Managers severed the bands 
which connect them with an organiza¬ 
tion which not only gives them no 
consideration, hut pokes fun at them 
when opportunity offers? 

Pitou—To Mr. and Mrs. Augustus 
Pitou, a boy on June 2. Mrs. Pitou is 
known on the stage as Gertrude Cogh- 

Klimt—Born to Mr. and Mrs. 
George Klimt, Sunday, June 6, a boy. 
Mr.s. Klimt is a non-professional. 


Joseph L. Tracey, of Brooklyn, an 
actor, playing with a summer stock 
company in Binghamton, N. Y., was 
found dead in bed at his hotel May 27. 
He played the night before hut com¬ 
plained of feeling ill when he retired. 

Ah! give me sword and wooden gun&nd 
plot and counter plot; " 

The stress and strife, the flashing Itnifr 
and battles waxing hot; 

I want to hear the villain's laugh, ant^e 
heroic strides. 

And hear him rant because he can’t dis¬ 
cover “where She hides.” 

Ah! give me blood, and prison scenes, 
and “agony of woe.” 

The hero’s “Hold!" the villain “colc^Be 
fiddle’s tremolo. 

Tonight no vaud’ville for me, or moTing 
picture sham. 

But one good show of long ago! a^d 
old meiodram’. — Boston Herald. “ 


Our New York Office. 
Beginning with Monday next we will 
open our New York office, located in 
Suite 201-02. Knickerbocker Theater 
Building, 1402 Broadway, 

While this announcement will come 
as a happy surprise to many of our 

Hearn- des Londes—Lew Hearn 
and Pauline Louise des Londes (Bo¬ 
nita) were married in New York, 
June 2. 

Collier-Loutenberger — Dan Collier, 
Jr., son of the old time minstrel, and 
Olga Loutenberger. of Easton, Pa., 
were united in marriage June 2. 

Rector-Hunter. — George W. Rec¬ 
tor, only son of Charles E. Rector, 
founder of Rector’s in Chicago, was 
married May 21 to Maud Hunter, 
whose real name is Bertha Ellen Cur- 

Lillyan Shaffner Hotel Manager. 

Lillyan Schaffner, who was recently 
seen in vaudeville in her sketch^A 
Pair of Corsets, has taken the man¬ 
agement of the Oak Park Hotel and 
annex, on Brown’s Lake. Burlington, 
Wis. .^he extends a cordial invitation 
to her WKiny friends to visit this beau¬ 
tifully situated hostelry, which is only 
two hours’ ride from this city. 

Murdock in Washington. 

J. J. Murdock left this city ia^ 
Tuesday afternoon over the PsnSli 
vania R. R. for Washington wit™ 
party of the newly-elected Sew^lit 
William Lorimer’s friends, to attend 
the installation of the Senator. W 
party left in a private car. 

12, 1909. 



Chester Park Also Swings Its Gates 
and Both Places Have Everything 
in Their Favor. 




Pennsylvania Town Passes Bill Pro¬ 
hibiting Use of Condensed 
Music for Theatoriums. 

' ■ Cincinnati, O., June 7. 

ihc Lagoon opened their season 
jgjterday to a tremendous crowd, 
flre Passenger Balloon Wanderer did 
a splendid business, at an average 
height of one thousand feet. 

The' New York Musical Comedy 
company opened the theater with The 
Skating Rink Girl, which was a de- 
cided success. Both matinee and 
^ij^lng performances drew large 
crowds, the house being crowded to 
its utmost capacity at night. The 
Sitting Rink Girl is a musical farce 
Sedy, which was made famous by 
Goodwin last winter with a four 
months’ run on Broadway, New York. 
Tit is the first time that this show 
is being presented in this vicinity. 
The honors of the performance were 
easily carried off by Miss Marie 
Barry, who was formerly understudy 
to Fritzi Scheff. She was compelled 
to respond to numerous encores, mak¬ 
ing a decided hit with the audiences. 
B. F. Forbes, as Roland Delmane, 
sang the principal role, and was also 
very well received. Bradley Martin, 
Edith Rabbrini and Gertrude Au- 
gaurde proved excellent seconds and 
came in for a larcfp share of the ap¬ 
plause. A strong chorus of twenty- 
fiids filled out the entire cast. 

Qiester park began its summer en¬ 
gagement in grand opera, presenting 
Madame Butterfly. Adelaide Nor¬ 
wood, who is a favorite in this city, 
and has on former occasions been 
the prinia donna at Chester park, but 
never with such associates and elab- 
or^ surroundings sang the role of 
Matome Butterfly with rare feeling 
iflidramatic power. Hers is the star 
Mk but the other members of the 
casf Henry Taylor, a fine actor, as 
Lieutenant Pinkerton; Ortley Cran- 
ton, as United States Consul Sharp- 
Coro, the marriage broker, well 
sung by Arthur Deane; Miss Ellen 
Taws as Suzuki, the maid, were equal 
t?*Re demands of the occasion and 
assisted adequately in the excellent 
pifcination. Miss Louie Collier and 
Mm Norwood will alternate during 
the w eek, as the character of Madame 
BTITRrfly is a very trying one. Next 
wjljc the company will offer Aida. — 

Vaudeville War in Cinci. 

Cincinnati, O., June 8. 

The daily press of this city sees a 
bii. vaudeville war approaching, by 
reakoii of the fact that William Mor¬ 
ris, who was here recently, and whose 
presence was denied, is discovered as 
the contractor for the bookings of the 
t newsOrpheum theater and roof gar- 
1 den.' I. M. Martin, of Avondale, is 
I the owner of the house. The Times- 
I Star of this city believes that this is 
the first gun in a great vaudeville 
I war. The new Orpheum will be 
erect ed on McMillan street near Pee- 
I Hipcorner. It will be modern in 
f every particular, according to the 

Contracts for New Cinci House. 

Cincinnati, O., June 7. 
atracts for the erection of the 
;rpheum theater in Walnut Hills 
! signed by I. M. Martin and the 
factors. TThe house will have a 
sealing capacity of 3,200. The roof 
garden will be used for vaudeyille in 
summer and as a skating rink in win- 


Frederick Smith to Star. 

fording to reports, 'Frederick 
will be starred as Bud Larra- 
westerner, in The Lost Trail, 
character which he created three 
y>'ars ago, and it is said he will later 
J^ar in a new play now being writ- 
^Bior him by Anthony E. Wills. Isabel Gould will head The Lost 
Trail cast. 

Managicr of a St. Louis Exchange Says His Clients Are Proud of the 
Imported Product. 

St. Louis, June 7. 

Manager James R. Edwards, of the 
Wm. H. Swanson St. Louis Film 
Company, is gratified with the present 
condition and the outlook for the in¬ 
dependents who handle International 
films in this section. Edwards has 
the honor of being one of the first 
men to put a film exchange, handling 
independent film exclusively, on a 
sound financial basis. When seen at 
his office Mr. Edwards said: 

“The independent film situation in 
St. Louis is perhaps about the same 
as Chicago, New York, or any other 

“Exhibitors seem to like the Inter¬ 
national films and especially the feat¬ 
ures, of which we get a larger portion 
each week than we formerly did from 
the trust manufacturers. Strong evi¬ 
dence of the superiority of our inde¬ 
pendent service over that of the trust 

American manufacturers. I feel con¬ 
fident that it is only a matter of a few 
weeks when the independent ex¬ 
changes will not only have the grand¬ 
est films in the world but the most 
varied line of subjects both American 
and European. 

“If the independent film situation 
in the East is anything like it is here 
in St. Louis and the entire West, the 
trust will soon be negotiating its own 
finish. Yes—we are doing a nice busi¬ 
ness: in fact, more than twice as 
much as we were doing last February 
and our business is increasing daily. 
This I consider due to independent 
films and a constant endeavor to' co¬ 
operate with our customers.” — WEBB. 

The Hearn-Bonita Romance. 

New York, June 8. 
The announcement that Lew- Hearn 
would wed Bonita, (Pauline Louise 

houses is the fact that we get con¬ 
stant requests from our customers to 
repeat on certain subjects. 

“For instance, the Italian Cavalry, 
we have shipped this subject to some 
of cur customers no less than six 
times, and each time we shipped at the 
request of the exhibitor. I could name 
twenty subjects released by the In¬ 
ternational company in the past few 
weeks for which we have received re¬ 
quests to repeat. Such requests were 
unheard of in this office previous to 
Mr. Swanson joining the independent 
ranks. I have read some remarks 
published in the trade papers about 
foreign humor not being appreciated 
by that portion of the American pub¬ 
lic patronizing motion picture shows. 
You no doubt remember the exhibi¬ 
tion of Independent films at the Gem 
theater last F’ebruary and that the 
audience consisted of about 300 men, 
all owners, managers or otherwise 
connected with the moving picture 
theaters. You will also remember 
that there was considerable enthusi¬ 
asm displayed when the comedy pic¬ 
tures were being shown as well as 
loud outbursts of applause at the 
dramatic and educational subjects. 

“Well, any time you produce pic¬ 
tures that will make 300 moving pic¬ 
ture men laugh and applaud, you need 
not worry about the show going pub¬ 
lic. There is but one thing lacking to 
make the Independent film service the 
greatest in the world, and that is 
stories of American life fnade by 

des LondesJ, did not come as a sur¬ 
prise to their many intimate friends. 
It was known that Lew Hearn had 
fallen in love with the pretty little act¬ 
ress when they were, both playing in the 
Wine, Woman and Song company, 
three years ago. Some of their friends 
are joking the pair about the fact that 
for three years they sang together “No 
Wedding Bells for Me.” They were 
married June 3 at the home of the 
bride’s parents, 967 East 167th street, 
this city. 

McIntosh Goes Launching. 

The' Dixon, Ill., papers gave an in¬ 
teresting account of the experiences 
of Marvelous McIntosh and Ben 
Bromley while in that city recently. 
It happened that on a sunny day 
they decided to take a little trip up 
the river and took a launch which was 
conveniently waiting on the shores. 
In the meantimerSte swirer'of the 
boat came down aTrd, disco'vering its 
loss, notified the police and ordered 
the arrest of the supposed robbers. 
About this time the vaudevillians were 
five miles up the river and the elec¬ 
tricity ran out, compelling McIntosh 
and Bromley to paddle back to town 
where everything was satisfactorily 
explained and patched up with the ex¬ 
ception of the blisters on their hands. 
The boys are now recuperating. 

Panama to Have Fair. 

It is reported that Panama will have 
a fair in 1915 marking the comple¬ 
tion of the Panama canal. 

Reading, Pa., June 7. 

Mayor William Rick has affixed his 
signature to a bill preventing the 
use of phonographs as a means of 
attracting business for picture lu uses. 
The provisions of the bill are as fol- 

“It shall be unlawful for any per¬ 
son, firm or corporation to use a 
phonograph, musical organ or other 
musical instrument in the uninclosed 
front or immediately outside of any 
building, or part of any building, used 
as a theater, opera house, musical 
or show place, or place where exhi¬ 
bitions are given, in order to attract 
the public to the same. 

“Any person, firm or corporation 
violating this ordinance shall forfeit 
any license held by; him, them or it, 
and shall in addition thereto, upon 
conviction before the mayor or any 
alderman of the city of Reading, be 
sentenced to pay a fine not less than 
$50 or more than $100, and costs of 
prosecution for each violation of this 
ordinance, and in default of payment 
of said fine and costs shall be com¬ 
mitted and imprisoned in the Berks 
county jail for a period of thirty 

All of the amusement places com¬ 
plied with the above ordinance.- 

Laemmle Branching Out. 

Burlington, la., June 7. 

The finest theater in Iowa devoted 
exclusively to moving pictures will 
be opened in Burlington about July 1' 
under the name of the Palace. This 
handsome playhouse is riov-f being fit¬ 
ted up by the Laemmle Film com¬ 
pany, of Chicago. It has a marble 
front with heavy canopy, equaling in 
appearance any of the houses in the 
east. The seating capacity of the 
house will be about 500. 

The Laemmle Film company now 
operates the Lyric theater in this city 
and has been meeting with grea.. suc¬ 
cess. With the new theater Burling¬ 
ton will be equipped with three mov¬ 
ing picture houses, 'one exclusive 
vaudeville house and one larger the¬ 
ater under the direction of the Chain- 
berlaifi-Harrington circuit. 

Coliseum Season Opened. 

The summer season of the Coli¬ 
seum opened June'r under the direc¬ 
tion of Levi Moses. The Boston 
Ideal Opera company presented the 
Mikado and Said Pasha to large au¬ 
diences during the week. 

The bill this week was vaudeville. 
This is the first season that the Coli¬ 
seum entertainment has proven a 
success, although if has been tried 
every summer.—BROWN. 

Picture Managers Meet. 

Oxford, Ohio, June 8. 

The managers of independent five- 
cent picture shows in a score of Ohio 
and Indiana towns met here for the 
purpose of forming an organization 
for mutual benefit and to protest 
against the manufacture of objection¬ 
able pictures. Those prominent in the 
movement are J. G. Reynolds, of Co¬ 
lumbus; L. C. Gordon, of Middletown; 
Peter Blum, of Miamisburg; J. C. 
Norris, of Liberty, Ind.; J. E. and F. 
M. Wheeler, of Connersville, Ind., and 
E. R. Murphy, of College Corner. J. 
E. Wheeler was elected president, E. 
R. Murphy secretary, and J. C. Duerr, 
of Oxford, solicitor. 

New Picture House. 

Mt. Carmel, Ill., June 7. 

Douglas and Peters, owners of the 
Bijou and Theatorium, have decided 
to abandon the Theatorium and will 
construct in its place a theatorium in 
the Kamp block, the dimensioyis of 
which will be 26 by 110 feet. 



June 12, 1909. 



New York, June 8. 

Contracts were signed today be¬ 
tween Henry B. Harris and Frank 
Keenan, whereby the latter will star 
under Harris’ management for a term 
of five years. Mr. Keenan will first 
be seen in a play entitled The 
Heights, by William Anthony Mc¬ 
Guire, an hitherto unknown play¬ 
wright. The play will be produced in 
New York in October. Mr. Keenan, 
who has been under the management 
of David Belasco, attracted consid¬ 
erable attention by his performance in 
The Rose of the Rancho, and in The 
Warrens of Virginia. Mr. Keenan has 
for years been known as an actor of 
unusual ability, and by adding him 
to his long list of stars, Mr. Harris 
has secured an artist whose worth is 
universally acknowledged. Until the 
production of his play, Mr. Keenan 
will act as general stage director for 
Mr. Harris, and as such will stage all 
of the new plays produced by this 
manager during the summer and early 
fall. The author of The Heights is 
a Chicago newspaper man but 24 years 
old. He wrote his first play when he 
was 15. Another of his efforts. The 
Walls of Wall Street, is to be pro¬ 
duced shortly by the Shuberts. 

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Huntington, W. Va., June 10. 

During the present season of ftc 
year when the theatrical busing' 
throughout the country is in a state 
of inocuous desuetude a great many 
houses are undergoing repairs, and 
numbered among them is The Hunt¬ 
ington. The house has been rewired 
throughout in conduit, repainted and 
decorated and recarpeted with hand¬ 
some new gold and red Wilton. New 
chandeliers have been installed. A 
costly new steel woven asbestos eftr- 
tain has been swung. A comple'te 
sprinkling system has also been in¬ 
stalled reaching every part of the 
house, which has a seating capacity 
of 1,500. The lobby has been covered 
with inlaid rubber and a brass railed 
entry constructed in front of jpe 
ticket window and at the foyer en¬ 
trance. The ladies’ parlor has been 
handsomely furnished and enlarged. 
Manager Joseph Gainer will practi¬ 
cally throw open to his patrons a 
new house for the season of 1909-10 


Gloversville—The Pearl opera com¬ 
pany has closed at the Darling the¬ 
ater. The house has reopened-with 
moving pictures for the summer— 


Muskegon—Work has been started 
on a new theater here, which will 
have a seating capacity of 800 people. 

Adrian—H. H. Dickson has leased 
the Strehlow building at Chillicothe, 
Mo., and will install an up-to-date 
moving picture theater. 


Baltimore—N. E. Parsons & Son 
have awarded the contract to P. J. 
Cushem to erect a new moving picture 
theater at 910 Third avenue.-Archi¬ 

tect H. C. Aiken has completed and 
is receiving bids on plans for a new 
moving picture theater to be erected 
at the corner of Eastern and Milton 

avenues.-Theodore Doukas and 

George Konstant have decided to 
erect a new moving picture theater at 
the corner of Fulton avenue and Fran¬ 
cis street. 


Marion — Starting Monday the 
Grand theater changed its policy for 
the summer months, and is giving a 
combination of vaudeville and moving 

Kentland—Chesney H^tch is build¬ 
ing a new theater here which will 
have a seating capacity of about 600. 
It will have elevated floors and he 
modern in every particular. Especial 
attention is being given to the dress¬ 
ing rooms, which will be 18x20 feet 
each. The stage will be 20x20. The 
house will play pictures and vaude¬ 
ville, and will open about July 15. 
Mr. Hatch wants a good show for the 
opening, and is out to book shows for 
the next season. Kentland is a county 
seat with a population of 1,800, and 
ought to be a good show town. 


Morrison—L. F. Shiery is making 
arrangements to open a new moving 
picture theater here. 

Chillicothe—^J. F. Lynch and W. J. 
Brenner, of Rock Island, will open a 
new moving picture theater here. 

Villa Grove—P. A. Root, of New¬ 
man, has leased the Heacock building 
here, and will convert it into a thea- 

Rushville—Messrs. R. E. Jackson 
and B. R. Phillips have commenced 
the erection of a new moving picture 
theater on East Lafayette street. 

St. Charles—John Bogart, who has 
resumed the active management of the 
Parquette theater, has announced that 
in the future the theater will he oper¬ 
ated on Saturday and Sunday even¬ 
ings only. Vaudeville is to be a new 
feature at these entertainments. 


Menasha—The Crystal opened June 
5, under the management of Thomas 
R. Vaughn. 

Ft. Atkinson—T. C. Notbohm and 
W. L. Hunt, who dissolved partner¬ 
ship recently, have again joined in¬ 
terests and will run the Empire the¬ 
ater as before. 


Philadelphia—Plans for a new pic¬ 
ture theater 50x60 feet, to be located 
at Forty-ninth and Woodland avenue, 
for Arthur Blackburn, are in the hands 
of the builders.-Fay & Son are es¬ 

timating on plans for a new moving 
picture theater to be built at Broad 
and South streets. 


North Adams — Ludger Cadeaux, 
proprietor of Dreamland, the moving 
picture theater on Main street, leased 
the theater at the Hoosac Valley park 
for the summer. He will there install 
a moving picture machine and will 
introduce some vaudeville features. 

Springfield—Van Zant & Babcock 
have sold the Palace moving picture 
theater on Masonic street, to George 
Bishop and John Torpey. 


Ravena—Dr. Albert Gehrke has 
awarded the contract for the erec¬ 
tion of a new moving picture theater 
here to George Roberts. 

Kearney—Moran Brothers are mak¬ 
ing arrangements to open a new mov¬ 
ing picture theater on Twenty-first 

Stromsburg — Soule & Batterson 
have sold the Elite theater to Messrs. 
Shroder & Zimmer. 

Logansport Notes. 

Logansport, Ind., June 9. 

Boyd park opened May 24. People 
from Peru, Logansport and Wabash 
are patrons of this park, whick is 
reached by trolley. Vaudeville and 
moving pictures are offered every af¬ 
ternoon and evening. Small Bros. 
the managers this season. * 

McDaniel’s Atlantic City band gave 
concerts at Spencer park in this city 
June 6, 7 and 8, under the auspices 
of the Logansport Deutscher Verein,, 
for the benefit of the new St. Joseph 
hospital fund. 

Lew Dockstader’s minstrels plajj^ 
here June 3. He has an Al organiji- 
tion of singers and comedians, aM- 
business was good.—WARD. “ 

Robins at Buffalo. 

Buffalo, N. Y., June 8. 

David Belasco has allowed Edward 
Haas Robins, leading man in The 
Easiest Way, to come to the Star 
theater, Buffalo, for a limited engage¬ 
ment as leading man with the Bon- 
stelle stock company. Mr. Robins 
will make his Buffalo debut on Mon¬ 
day evening, June 14, succeeding Rob¬ 
ert Dempster, who has resigned, j 

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Fort Dodge—Despite the unusually 
warm temperature prevailing last 
week the Magic and Delight theaters 
were filled each performance. Jules 
Walters and wife at the Magic pleased 
the crowds.-—K. E. B. 

Des Moines—1. Ruben is making ar¬ 
rangements to open a new moving 
picture theater at 606 Walnut street. 

Monticello — C. W. Fletcher of 
Osage has opened a new electric the¬ 
ater here in the Stirton building. 

Farmington—Leo Hassler has pur¬ 
chased the Orient theater from Guy 
M. Carr and has taken possession. 




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A New Vaudeville Act. 

St. Louis, June 9. 
Ajoew vaudeville act of an elabor- 
atftjature is being staged in this city 

P atory to its going over the 
rn Vaudeville circuit next sea- 
It takes the form of a comic 
opera in a nutshell form. It is a con¬ 
densed form of Mrs. Newly Rich, 
which was staged at the Operatic the¬ 
ater it Delmar Garden at the begin¬ 
ning of this summer season. The 
words of the playlet are written by 
Alfred Bertram and the music is 
furnished by Oftar Condon. The 
j operetta is being staged by that ac- 
fcomplished singer and dancer, Fred 
Silberstein. There will be eleven in 
the ffBipany, and the scenery and the 
stage effects will be singularlv elab¬ 
orate. Silberstein made the hit of his 
life in the Bellboy number in Mrs. 
Newly Rich. It is more than proba¬ 
ble that Miss Julia Brewer will fill the 
prima donna role. One of the fea- 
uj^^f the operetta will be a waltz 
S^^hich is reported to be quite as 
alltiring as that of Merry Widow 

Dailey Loses Out. 

St. Louis, June 9. 
Erank Dailey, the advertising agent 
of the Imperial theater, has up to the 
Idst week been officiating in the same 
capacity at the Delmar Garden the- 
attb However, the management of 
thf^rden has decided to dispense 
with the services of an agent, and 
is at present out of a position. 
He TOS not regret the fact, however, 
siiW'it gives him an opportunity of 
gfftting his show, The Casino Girls, 
t^eifter and routing it for next sea- 
SJHfDailey is one of the hardest 
woffig agents in the city and has 
made’good with every manager with 
whom he has been connected. 

St. Louis Personalities. 

Jaj^ Kearney, the Delmar Garden 
te^fcltative, has just returned from 
Inmanapolis, where he has been busy 

M balloon races in his official ca¬ 
ls secretary to the St. Louis 
lub. It is claimed that the suc- 
MS^f the meet was: lan-gely due to his 
rt^Rand that despite the fact of 
there being so many balloons around 
he did not go up in the air once. 

Dick Ritchie, the guardian of the ■ 
hux office at the Olympic theater, left 
today for Atlantic City. He goes 
‘‘■!l'®annually, he claims, for the 
thtffg. It is not known at present 
whete the bathing or the bathers are 
thr^rpetion, but Manager Billy 
Carer will probably tell the story 
when he returns. 

Superintendent Wallace of the Co- 
'himbia theater, is connected with the 
Delmar staff this summer. If he in¬ 
stills ^the military discipline at the 
summer garden that exists at the Co- 
i "* j t will be well for the summer 

I®tasper and his wife leave for 
«w York via Chicago today. Mrs. 
Usper will have to keep her eye on 
Jeff when they reach New York, for 
he might take it into his head when 
ht visits the docks to jump on a 
steamer and visit his old haunts in 
blooming, bloody hold hengland.” 

Jack Walsh went on a (fishing?) 
ip the other day. He was accom- 
.-rued by most of the staff of the 
^dard theater. They took with 
^If a dozen barrels which they 
^titained bait. But it is said 
n j on seeing- a snake killed by 
wdifonovan nearly had fits. It 


By Basil Webb. 

St. Louis, June 9. 

The theatrical sensation of the week 
has been the magnificent production 
of Kassa at the Delmar dramatic the¬ 
ater. The’ lavishness of the settings 
and the wonderful scenic effects 
proved an eye-opener to St. Louisians. 
Mrs. Leslie Carter has never appeared 
in any production to such advantage 
as she does in this play. It is the 
first time that this play has ever 
been seen in this city, and it has been 
a long time since any production has 



muRBAN ^ 

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the house by her winsome acting and 
really splendid singing. So enthusi¬ 
astically is Miss Tasker received that 
it looks as though the audience would 
be content to let this little singer 
sing on and on till it was time to close 
the Garden. Carl Hadyn’s singing is 
also a marked feature of the show. 

At the West End Heights, Rice and 
Cady are repeating their success of 
last week, and the business is now 
beginning to get really good. Up to 
the present season this theater has al¬ 
ways been something of a white ele¬ 
phant and it reflects great erfedit on 

Raymond Hitchcock Arrives. 

St. Louis, June 8. 

Raymond Hitchcock arrived in St. 
Louis last night. He has been con¬ 
tracted by Manager Dan Fishell to star 
at the Operatic theater at Delmar Gar¬ 
den. Hitchcock will open in his great¬ 
est success. King Dodo, and is bound 
to draw capacity. This is the first 
time that Hitchcock has fulfilled a 
summer engagement since he ap¬ 
peared in a minstrel show at Lowell, 
Mass., when he was a boy. Un¬ 
doubtedly he will have the satisfaction 
of having as strong if not stronger 
support than he has ever had before, 
for the aggregation at Delmar is par- 
excellent this season. He will have 
the additional advantage of having a 
leading lady who is way above the 
average. Miss Ada Tasker has all the 
attributes of a star, and has the 
crowning glory of vouth, it is almost 
safe to predict that before many 
moons Miss Tasker will rank as one 
of the greatest comic opera stars in 
the business. Treasurer Rose of the 
Operatic theater, states that the ad¬ 
vance sale for the Hitchcock engage¬ 
ment is enormous, and that the open¬ 
ing house is already S. R. O. 

'«ms%)robable that he must have 
wn trying to drink some of that bait. 

made such a sensation. Manager 
Russell’s policy of elaborate park pro¬ 
ductions marks a new epoch in the 
summer amusements. 

Amelia Bingham at the Suburban, 
appears this week in Mme. Sans Gene. 
In the eyes of the playgoers of St. 
Louis this popular actress, like 
Caesar, can do nothing wrong, and 
the theater is crowded nightly. 

The role of Lilian Leigh, in the En¬ 
glish comic opera entitled The School 
Girl, is far better suited to Edna Wal¬ 
lace Hopper than the role she under¬ 
took last week. Miss Hopper’s work 
does not stand out so pre-eminently 
as it might if the work of the sup¬ 
porting company were not so sys¬ 
tematically excellent. With the ex¬ 
ception of the fact that there is no 
one capable Of taking the places of 
Billie Burke and G. P. Huntley, the 
Delmar production is said to be 
every bit as good as the original 
presented at Princess theater, Lon¬ 
don, with Edna May in the stellar 
role. Again Ada Tasker brings down 

the Oppenheimers that they are build¬ 
ing up a nice patronage. 

Forest Park Highlands continues to 
do the business. There is a very 
strong vaudeville bill at the theater, 
the performing seals probably being 
the feature act. Tonight for the first 
time the new amusement device called 
The Witching Waves will be put in 

Lemps Park, with their new vaude¬ 
ville house, is doing nice business, and 
if the present weather continues, the 
management will make a great deal of 
money this season. 

Ellery’s Band is drawing better and 
better every day, the music is excel¬ 
lent and every care is taken to insure 
the comfort of the patrons. 

Mannions Park is doing nearly all 
the business down on the Southside, 
and will easily have its record year. 

The Gem theater has proved that 
providing the house be cooled suffi¬ 
ciently well that moving pictures can 
do big business on the hottest sum¬ 
mer days. 

Popular Actor in New Role. 

St. Louis, June 9. 

Oscar Dane, the eminent tragedian, 
who at one time was pointed out as 
the actor on whom the mantle of 
Mansfield had rightly descended, now 
appears in an entirely new role. He 
has started a theatrical exchange in 
the Gayety theater building, which he 
calls the Motion Picture Vaudeville 
Exchange. Mr. Dane is a brother-in- 
law of O. T. Crawford, the owner of 
the film exchange of that name, and 
also the lessee of the Gayety theater. 
He has been struck with the great 
opening of a theatrical exchange of 
this kind in this City, and he has tem¬ 
porarily given up the stage to pro¬ 
mote the enterprise. He has been 
more than successful up to date, and 
not only is the financial outlook 
bright, but Mr. Dane relishes the idea 
of home life with his family. 

Vaudeville Bookings. 

St. Louis, June 9. 

The following acts have been 
booked out of the Motion Picture 
Vaudeville Exchange, Gayety theater 
building, for week commencing June 
6; Magnolia theater, St. Louis, Sybert 
Trio; Creation, St. Louis, Claud Rif- 
ner; Benton airdome, St. Louis, Huke 
Trio; Family airdome, St. Louis, The 
Great Gassing; Texas airdome, St. 
Louis, Williams and Weston, Dollie 
Russell; Arlington theater, St. Louis, 
Hague and Zella; Palace theater, Col¬ 
linsville, Vogel and Wandas; Airdorne, 
Jerseyville, Ill., Conley Bros., Lillian 
Cassell; Airdome, Virden, Ill., Jerry 

John Havlin in Town. 

St. Louis, June 8. 

John Havlin arrived in St. Louis 
today. He has been looking over his 
theatrical interests in this city and 
has ordered extensive repairs and re¬ 
decorations in all of his local houses. 
He believes that next season will be 
very good financially speaking, and is 
making preparations to meet crowded 

A New Contemporary. 

St. Louis, June 9. 

Geo. E. Brashear is editing the the¬ 
atrical page of the new St. Louis 
weekly. The Sunday Telegraph. This 
paper is devoted exclusively to 
amusements and baseball and is is-' 
sued on Sunday evenings, giving the 
Sunday baseball scores. 




On Broadway.—George Samuels 
left for New York last week. He will 
spend a month on Broadway. 

New Player with Blue Mouse.—Sam 
Edwards succeeded Albert Grau with 
The Blue Mouse on Monday night. 

May Join Candy Shop.—May De 
Sousa may succeed Louise Dresser 
in The Candy Shop for the second 
week of the engagement in Chicago. 
If the negotiations are successfully 
completed Chicago will have an op¬ 
portunity to witness the performance 
of this local girl who has made such 
a hit abroad. 

Laurette Taylor Will Star.—Lau- 
rette Taylor, who made such a hit 
in The Great John Ganton at the Gar¬ 
rick theater this season, will be with 
the Shuberts for the next three years. 
After the close of her present en¬ 
gagement in New York she will try 
out three new pieces at the Lyric the¬ 
ater, and the one she finds best suited 
to her talents will be used as a starring 

May Enter Vaudeville. — Wright 
Huntington, a well-known leading 
man in stock companies and who is 
at present leading man for Virginia 
Harned at Sans Souci, is about to 
revive a vaudeville sketch entitled 
The Stolon Kiss, which he used with 
some success about five years ago. 
During spare moments since vis¬ 
iting Chicago, Huntington has revised 
t:ie slit and he is now negotiating 
with William Morris and may possibly 
open at the American Music Hall. 

May Get Wyndham.—Harry J. Pow¬ 
ers is trying to get Sir Charles Wynd¬ 
ham to come to Chicago week of 
June 21 and present The Mollusc at 

Came Out in the Rain.—Fully six 
hundred people attended Virginia 
Harned’s performance at Sans Souci 
park Monday night, even though it 
was raining very hard. 

Formerly with As Ye Sow.—Frank 
Gillmore, playing the role of the vicar 
in The Servant in the House at the 
Bush Temple, began his stage career 
in London. He has been in companies 
with Beerbohm Tree, Forbes Robert¬ 
son and other noted stars. He was 
seen in Chicago several years ago in 
As Ye Sow. 

New Manager for Blue Mouse.— 
Eugene F. Wilson, who has been the 
manager of the company playing The 
Blue Mouse at the Garrick, has gone 
east, and Frank P. Rhinock, who has 
been looking after The Bachelor at 
the Whitney, has assumed the man¬ 
agement of the show at the Garrick. 

Three Years on Stage.—Jessie 
Glendinning, who is seen in the role 
of the daughter in The Servant in the 
House at the Bush Temple, is the 
daughter-in-law of Henry Miller. She 
is the wife of Gilbert Miller, who is 
the business manager of the company 
playing The Servant in the House 
through the west. Miss Glendinning 
was formerly with Amelia Bingham 
and Mme. Kalich. She has been on 
the stage but three years. 

George Gordon Here.—George Gor¬ 
don and Mae Dudley returned to the 
city Sunday. Mrs. Gordon leaves for 
the country the last of this week. 

Powers Gets Climax.—The Powers 
will reopen Aug. 1 with The Climax 
which will have its engagement before 
Henrietta Crossman comes in Sham. 

At Same Old Place.—William 
Franklin Riley will manage the west¬ 
ern Human Hearts again the coming 
season. This will make his fifth year 
in the same capacity. The company 
will open at Peoria on Aug. 20. 

Sam J. Burton in City.—Sam J. Bur¬ 
ton arrived in the city last week and 
has been busy renewing old friend¬ 
ships and looking over Riverview. He 
will be with Lillian Russell next sea¬ 
son in her new play. 

A Trip to Niagara.—Ed. Rowland 
and Eddie Morrison have a concession 
at Riverview which is known as A 
Trip to Niagara. The place opened 
last week. The trip is very cleverly 
arranged and is an original idea with 
its builders. There is the trolley car, 
the boat ride and then a splendid view 
of the falls. 

Red Cloak La3nng Off.—^The vaude¬ 
ville act known as The Red Cloak, 
which rehearsed here week before 
last, played at Oshkosh last week and 
is laying off here this week. The act 
is said to have been well received, but 
Manager Lenard had some disagree¬ 
ment with the house manager which 
led to the lay-off. The book and 
lyrics are by Stanley Woods and the 
music by Phil Laffey. 

Rice on the Pan. — Manager H. E. 

Rice, of the Sans Souci Park th eater, 
was ordered to appear in court' 

10 on the charge of violating the* 
labor law in permitting Lola Li 
to appear at the theater after 7 

Sam Gerson Back.—Sam P. ( _ 

who is associated with Gilbert] 
Anderson in the Bush Temple ti 
and Sans Souci park theater ht. .. 
turned from New York where.-iie 
went to make the final arrangements 
for musical comedy at the latterAe- 
ater. Several of the most protnineni 
luminaries in musical comedy|i|fc 
obtained for the venture. 

Officially Closed.—The LaSall e-^ 
ater has been officially closed bjWc 
building department. Notice^” 
served by Building Coramis^ 
Murdoch Campbell that the housn 
not be allowed to reopen until 
structural changes previously or« 
are made. The house was clos«_ 
the management several days before 
the department’s order became effec¬ 
tive and The Golden Girl Removedlfo 
the Princess. 

Conrad’s New Offerings. — Fret 
Conrad will have two biblical play; 
next season. One o'f them is callei 
Saul of Tarsus and is by Henry 
Throne Hum, the editor of a paper 
called The Beacon, published ■ in a 
little inland town of Milton, III. The 
play has to do with the life of St 
Paul, and is said to be intense % 
style. Eugene Moore will prol 
be starred in this piece. The" 
play is called Moses, the LawgK 

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That Is the Rumor Which Comes 
from New York and It Is Gen¬ 
erally Credited in Chicago. 

Has Henry E. Dixey been wed to 
Marie Nordstrom for three weeks 
without Chicago catching on? 

Has Mary Jane’s Pa been united to 
Mary Jane’s Ma while the reports 
have connected her name with an¬ 
other man entirely? 

That seems to be the case. Dixey 
confessed to it, according to rumor at 
the Lamb’s club in New York, where 
the famous comedian reported this 

“It was a secret marriage and we’ve 
come back to soend the first oart of 
our honeymoon. That’s all I pre to 
say about it,” is what Mr. Dixev is 
quoted as saying. 

Mr. Dixey, whose stay at the Chi¬ 
cago opera house came to an end last 
week, was exuberant with joy during 
the performances which marked the' 
termination of the engagement. On 
one occasion he emerged from the 
corner where he was hidden by the 
printing press with his hat on cross¬ 
wise, which broke up Miss Nordstrom 
and the company. Other evidences of 
his joy now lead to the conclusion 
that the report from New York is 
well founded. 



Paul Goudron booked some acts for 
the Sullivan & Considine coast time 
this week, through Chris. O. Brown. 
Among them are; Will Rossiter’s A 
Bunch of Kids, which is said to have 
made a big hit in Des Moines this 
week; The McLallan-Carson Duo, 
which plays Des Moines next week; 
Harry & Kate Jackson, who are well 
known performers; and Sully Guard 
& Co., who are said to have a sketch 
of extraordinary merit. 

Hugh Emmitt & Co. will play Ft. 
Dodge and Mason City, Iowa, for Mr. 
Goudron to break their jump to 
Seattle, where they will spend the 

Alice Davenport & Co., who are 
just off of the coast time, will play 
seven or eight weeks of Mr. Goud- 
ron’s time in this vicinity. 



Bill Beard is the porter in the bar¬ 
ber shop in the Schiller building, 
where all the Garrick theater people 
get shaved and shined. Not long ago 
J. J. Shubert dropped in to have his 
tan shoes polished and his whiskers 
amputated. After the two operations 
Mr. Shubert slipped a very liberal tip 
to the dusky shiner of shoes. Bill 
looked at the money, and a smile 
spread over his countenance like mo¬ 
lasses over a slice of hot bread. Look¬ 
ing up at Mr. Shubert he asked with 

“When yo’ all cornin’ back again, 
Mr. Shubert?” 



Bobby Gaylor states that Max Mil- 
lian’s watch was won by Martin Beck 
at the raffle last week. The lucky 
number was 2,128. Abe Jacobs, stage 
manager of the Majestic theater, did 
the drawing. 

Stock at Muskegon. 

The Cora E. Levey stock company 
will open at Lake Michigan park at 
Muskegon, Mich., June 27 for a ten 
weeks’ stay. E. L. Martelle will be 
leading man; Miss Levey leading wo¬ 
man, and M. Alice McKenzie will 
offer her specialties. Ray & Water¬ 
man are managers of the park. Carl 
Ray, of the firm, was in Chicago re¬ 
cently, concluding the arrangements. 

Fred Sosman in Country. 

Fred Sosman spent a few days this 
week in the country, visiting his 
mother at Lake Bluff, Ill. He plays 
at Detroit next week. 


Wm. H. Swanson A. F. Powers Eugene Cline 

Chairman Sec’y Treas. 

Independent Film 
Renters’ Protec¬ 
tive Association 


Room 204, 59 Dearborn Street 

Mr. Exhibitor: — 

You will receive a letter directed to you by a firm of New York 
lawyers representing the Motion Picture Patents Co., commonly known 
as the Trust, suggesting that you are liable to become a party to an 
Infringment Action and Injunction Proceedings. 

Our inference is that they are, in DESPERATION, endeavoring to 
force you into PATRONIZING the so-called Film Trust and fearing 
that any of the exhibitors using Independent film or prospective users 
of Independent film are liable to be intimidated by such tactics, we 
have organized a NATIONAL PROTECTIVE ASSOCIATION and have 
retained the services of the best legal talent available. The object of 
this Association is not only to defend and to protect all of its members, 
but likewise extend its good offices and legal services without charge 
to any user of Independent film patronizing its members. 

We are confident that a concerted action at this time will call this 
latest bluff of. the so-called Film Trust and put a stop to its harassing 
methods. We will not only be able to protect the interests of members 
and exhibitors using Independent film, but we invite definite action 
against us or any of our members by the Trust. This is to be a 
National body and we invite the legitimate Independent Film Ex¬ 
changes to become members. A call for a National Convention will 
be issued in the near future. 

Whether you decide to become a member or to act independently 
of it, our Secretary will, at all times, be pleased to furnish exchanges 
and moving picture exhibitors with any information they may desire 
in connection with this movement. 

We request the Independent Exhibitors who may be annoyed in 
any manner by the Trust representatives to get in connection imme¬ 
diately with our Temporary Secretary, providing him with full details. 

EXHIBITORS—Stand Pat—Don’t 
Be Bluffed by the Trust 

The Laemmle Film Service 
The 20th Century Optiscope Co. 
Madison Film Exchange 
Royal Film Service 
Columbia Film Exchange 

Wm. H. Swanson & Co. 
Eugene Cline 
Glohe Film Service 
U. S. Film Exchange 
Unique Film Co. 

Address All Communication to A. F. Powers, Temporary Secretary 



It Will Have Seven Weeks at Craw- 
fordsville, Ind., Before It Be¬ 
gins the Regular Season. 

Edwin F. Maxwell, late general 
manager of the W. F. Mann enter¬ 
prises, and Jefferson Hall have joined 
hands and will put out a stock com¬ 
pany which will open at Crawfords- 
ville, Ind., shortlv. After seven weeks 
in that city it will take the road and 
a season has been booked which looks 
like the new firm was certain of suc- 

Mr. Maxwell knows the country so 
well that he is said to be able to book 
a forty weeks’ tour for a one-night- 
stand organization without referring 
to a map and Jefferson Hall is a well 
known actor, formerly of the Mann 
forces. Mr. and Mrs. Hall (Gertrude 
Maitland) arrived in Chicago recently 
from Mason City, Iowa. 

Miss Maitland is said to be the only 
woman musical director who ever 
conducted a comic opera in New 
York. She was with Japan by Night 
at the Madison Square roof garden 
four years ago and it will be remem¬ 
bered she was styled by the news¬ 
papers as “a Duss in Petticoats.’’ 



What shall be done with the ex- 
one-night-stand stars, like the query 
regarding the ex-President.s, seems to 
have solved itself. 

Gus Cohan, who for so many years 
delighted the theater-goers of the 
small towns with The Hoosier Girl, 
has entered vaudeville with clever 
Kate Watson. V. E. Lambert, who 
has been appearing in The Girl and 
the Stampede for several seasons, is 
back at his home at Waukegan^|[^ 
after seven or eight weeks in V9B8P 
ville, where the sketch made from the 
melodrama was well received. 

Other one-night stand starsi arc 
flirting with the vaudeville game 
George Gordon asked twelve well 
known actors on the smaller circuits 
what their plans were and says.ten 
out of the dozen replied that ^ey 
were considering vaudeville offers. 



Last Sunday was a beautiful day 
and the parks did a splendid business 
up to 9:30 at night, when it begaii;to 
rain. The large throngs at Rivervfew 
scattered at just the moment when 
the concessions needed them! the 
most. Monday night it rained again. 
Tuesday night it rained. Wednesday 
night was cold and threatening. ^ The 
discouragements for park meid are 
many. The good days have been so 
prosperous for the majority of the 
attractions, however, that the rain’s 
victory has been modified. 



The Whitney theater was dark last 
Saturday night and Charles Cherry’s 
automobile got the blame. 

He took a trip to Milwaukee! and 
came in contact with a farm wagon 
w’ith such dire results that he was un¬ 
able to report at the theater. 

Sporty Gambler Remembered 

George Gaston, playing the bishop 
in The Servant in the House al'the 
Bush Temple, was last seen with John 
Mason in The Witching Hour- Mr. 
Gaston played the role of the sporty 
gambler. Lew Ellenger. 

New Manager at Danville,! 
Harry Paul Smith, a Chicago man. 
has been aopointed manager of the 
Grand opera house at Danville; 
Mr. Smith is the brother of Merle E. 
Smith, treasurer of the Bush Temple 

Big Business at Omaha. 

Omaha, Neb., June 8. 
In spite of the rain and threatening 
weather the Hageifiback-Wallace 
Show had big business here Monday- 





Will be received for 


Celebration at 
Maywood Park, 


ylaction: Encampment of 7th Batal- 
lion of Modern Woodmen. 

I C. J. Gruschow, 
Committee x J. G. Poulton 
I H. C. Kendall 

MiClouJuM ZOih. 

n 4th of July Posters 

list of some attractive, new designs ready. 
base ball posters in one sheets and 
larger, any quantity and very cheap. 


Kector Building, CHICAGO 



Columbus, O., June 10. 

A letter from Mrs. Laura Lively, of 
Bowling Green, Ky., has been received 
by the local authorities, asking for 
particulars regarding the death of the 
man who was killed with the Barnum 
and Bailey show here May 20. She 
thmilcs he was her son, Harry Car¬ 
penter, who was with the show and 
whom she has not heard from for 
some time. The police department is 
making an effort to certify his identity. 


Dick Collins is now press agent of 
I the No. 2 Gentry show. 

Abe Aronhart is equestrian director 
I with LaMont Brothers. 

Lon B. Williams is now general 
agent of the No. 1 Gentry show. 

Ralph Hayward is now on the front 
I door of the Norris & Rowe show. 

W. H. Roddy witnessed a perform¬ 
ance of the Norris & Rowe show at 

Fred C. Gollmar, general agent of 
the Gollmar Brothers, was in Chicago 

W. E. Ferguson, the new general 
agent of the Norris & Rowe show, 
was in Chicago this week. 

W. W. Gentry was ill with pneu¬ 
monia when the show was at Milwau¬ 
kee, but is now completely recovered. 

W. E. Ferguson is now press agent 
of the Norris & Rowe show, a change 

S asted in these columns several 
s back. 

W. Duff Neff, treasurer of the No. 
2 Gentry show, was entertained nearly 
every evening of the week the show 
spent in Indianapolis, that being his 

Frank Gentry left the No. 2 Gentry 
show at Milwaukee and rejoined at 
Des Moines, Iowa, last Sunday. He 
was transacting legal business at 

Jack Sutton’s acts are said to be 
making a big hit with the Gollmar 
show. The Tasmanian-Van Diemans 
are spoken of in nearly every news- 
P^^l review and the teeth act is 
giveti unusual praise. 

Harry Wirtz, equestrian director for 
me Gollmar Brothers, lives at Fair- 
wld. Iowa, and when the circus ex¬ 
hibited there recently was given a 
sreat reception. He has been in the 
show business twenty years. 

Homer B. Day, the general agent of 
the Col. M. H. Welsh’s Great Amer- 
jwn circus, was for many years in the 
hoxq)ffice of the Euclid Avenue opera 
house, Cleveland, and is well known in 
hotfi'the circus and theatrical world. 


The Buffalo Courier, in reviewing 
the performance of the Cole Brothers 
show, says: “The eagerness with 
which the people of this and surround¬ 
ing towns sought tickets demonstrates 
that they were more desirous of see¬ 
ing a real circus than they were a 
Wild West performance or some 
other sort of a performance. On Sat¬ 
urday the Wild West 101 Ranch came 
along and played to two fairly good 
crowds. But that show did not satisfy 
the desires as- did the circus that fol¬ 
lowed. The circus drew four times 
the number of persons, it is estimated 
by the police who handled the crowds 
under the observation of Supt. Regan.’’ 

The same paper of May 31 said: 
“Buffalo Bill in his palmiest days 
never had a show like the 101 Ranch 
Wild West, from the first number to 
the last the audience was kept con¬ 
stantly on edge and a continuous 
round of applause greeted each dar¬ 
ing feat of the performers.” 

Buffalo newspapers are liable to say 
anything. One of them actually said 
that “Manager Cole is a strict ob¬ 
server of the Sabbath and will permit 
only such work being done as is ab¬ 
solutely necessary.” If there was a 
manager named Cole he would not 
care for the laws of God or man. A 
reporter who would write such rot as 
this ought to be tarred and feathered. 

The provincial views of the circus 
are always interesting. The prejudice 
which imbues the writings of the ten 
dollar a week reporter never fails to 
prove good reading for the circus 

The question of the price at which 
beads should be sold to realize the 
largest profit for the “bead man” is 
one which has been widely discussed 
among privilege people and is not 
yet settled. The beads are sold at 
a nickel with Hagenbeck and Wallace 
and at a higher price with the 101 
Ranch. It is hard to believe that the 

venders purchase them for two cents 
a string, or such a matter. The Wat¬ 
erloo (Iowa) Reporter cannot credit 
this statement and at once jumps to 
the conclusion that the seller is a 
short change artist. Here is what the 
Reporter of June 3 says: 

“Many wondered how it was pos¬ 
sible for the shell-bead man to sell 
his wares at 5 cents a strand. The 
stringing of the material could not be 
done at that price, let alone gathering 
the shells and making the beads. The 
solution is found in the two words, 
short change. Several instances are 
known where a purchaser tendered a 
quarter and the vender placed the coin 
in his pocket, swearing it was a 
nickle. The game probably was 
worked innumerable times and a fair 
profit was realized in that way.” 

But that is not all. The balloon-man 
also got his. Listen: 

“Ever the man with the balloons 
got in his crooked work. Ralph Storm 
watched one transaction which took 
place just under his real estate win¬ 
dow at Fourth and Lafayette streets. 
A girl tendered the fellow a dollar for 
a balloon and while he fumbled in his 
pocket to make change the crowd 
gathered in and when the purchaser 
turned her head a moment the balloon 
man disappeared with the dollar.” 

A correspondent from the Howard 
Damon show states: “We weeded out 
every disturber and every employe is 
now loyal to the cause.” 

This is the way with a circus. If 
there happens to be a difference of 
opinion in regard to some matter and 
some one resigns he is always handed 
a “knock” like this for a finish blow. 

Thomas J. Myers writes from the 
Norris & Rowe show that “the dead 
ones, who have failed to make good, 
are about weeded out now and as the 
season is still young we have much to 
be thankful for.” Mr. Myers is the 
press agent back with the show. His 


Trained Horses, Animals, Cars, Wagons, Tableaux 
Wagons, Ca^es, Dens and everything carried with a 
First-Class Show. 

W. P. HALL, Lancaster, Mo. 

Specialties, Staple Goods and Novelties 

Suitable for Prizes, Souvenirs, Premiums and favors 
for Skating Rinks, Games and 5c. Theatres. We have 
big variety J* Send For FREE Catalogue. 

Send for our Stock List of 


United States Tent & Awning Co. 

Desplaines and Madison Streets, CHICAGO. 

business is to leave a good impression 
with the newspaper boys and have 
good notices appear when the show 
leaves town. An after notice from the 
Vancouver World is reproduced in 
another place in this issue. 

Friends of Ed. Brennan take 
umbrao-e at Mr. Myer s statement. 
They say Ed. Brennan is far from a 
dead one, which indicates that they in¬ 
fer that the “slap” is meant for the 
late general agent of that show. 

Fred C. Gollmar, general agent of 
the Gollmar Brothers, is wearing a 
plaster on one ear and is kept busy 
explaining to his friends the nature of 
the injury which made it necessary. 
It appears that Gollmar was busy with 
a lawn mower in his front yard at 
Baraboo and ran across the sharp end 
of a limb of a tree which had been cut 
off early in the spring. Ed. Burke 
says Gollmar is muffled on one side 
and suggests that this is the advantage 
the opposition has long sought. 

When two suspects were brought 
before Desk Sergeant Jones at Scran¬ 
ton, Pa., Monday, that worthy re¬ 
marked, laconically, that it is the cus¬ 
tom in Scranton to “do circus folks 
before they do us.” Some of the 
local contractors who have secured 
lots in that city will agree with" the 
statement of the officer. 

The Scranton Times of last Monday 
remarked editorially, that “the circus 
does not lose any of its popularity 
and if we see less-of the ‘elephant and 
clown’ that we used to, it is because 
like other good things, the circus has 
been ‘cornered’ and a trust dictates 
the routes, dates, etc.” 

Buffalo Bill spent last Sunday in 
Atlantic City, remaining over a day 
to try a game of golf. It was Col. 
Cody’s first introduction to this game 
but his-skill was evidenced to the same 
extent it is in shooting in the wild 
west performance. 


A1 G. Barnes—Idaho Falls, Ida., 
June 14-19. 

Honest Bill—Rising City, Neb., 
June 12; Garrison, 14; Brainerd, 15; 
Dwight, 16; Valparaiso, 17; Weston, 
18; Wahoo, 19; Malmo, 21;_ Sprague, 
22; Linwood, 23; Morse Bluff, 24; 
Cedar Bluff, 25; North Bena, 26. 

Cosmopolitan Carnival Company— 
Ft. Atkinson, Wis., June 14-19; Ne- 
nah, 21-26; Ripon, 28-JuIy 3. 

Parker Shows (Western)—Idaho 
Falls, Ida., June 14; Butte, Mon., 21. 

Gollmars Encounter Hail Storm. 

Clarion, Iowa, June 9. 

The Gollmar Brothers, with 23 cars, 
had a big crowd in the afternoon here 
June 1. At six in the afternoon there 
was a rain and hail storm which in¬ 
terfered with attendance at night. 



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Montana House Formally Turned 

Over to Vaudeville Circuit and 
Good Bill Inaugurates Opening. 

Butte, Mont., June 5. 

Sullivan & Considine have formally 
taken charge of the former Orpheum 
theater here, and this afternoon will 
open with a bill of five first-class at¬ 
tractions, at a new schedule of prices 
—15 and 25 cents, with box seats at 
50 cents. They have rechristened the 
house the Majestic. Chester N. Sut¬ 
ton remains in Butte as the S. & C. 
representative for Butte. 

Sutton’s Lulu theater will now un¬ 
dergo a complete remodeling, the Or- 
phetim interests having a 10-year lease 
on it. It is expected they will ex¬ 
pend many thousands of dollars in 
the work of changing the theater to 
suit their purposes, and will open 
about the middle of August with the!'- 
regular bookings. Thereafter the 
house will be known as the Orpheum, 
with Chester N. Sutton as the resi¬ 
dent manager. 

Fred Lincoln, general manager for 
S. & C., has been in the city for sev¬ 
eral days conferring with Suyon as 
to the new arrangement of things 
theatrical in Butte. He will prob¬ 
ably leave tomorrow.—BILLINGS. 

Butte Personals. 

Butte, Mont., June 5. 

Cora Morris, one of Dick P. Sut¬ 
ton’s soubrettes, was married in 
Great Falls Wednesday afternoon to 
George Cook, a non-professional man 
of that city. 

George Donahue’s players will 
open this afternoon for a season of 
repertoire at the Family theater, just 
vacated by Sullivan & Considine. 
Newton Crawford remains to repre¬ 
sent Donahue as house manager. 

Edna Sorensen, recently treasurer 
at the Orpheum, leaves shortlj' for 
a vacation; Percy Crawley will occupy 
her place at the window. 

For the next ten years Dick P. Sut¬ 
ton will have nothing to do with 
vaudeville in Butte, but it is under¬ 
stood will have a part interest with 
George Donahue at the Family in 
his repertoire enterprises. — BIL¬ 

Billboard Decision. 

Webster City, la., June 10. 

Judge Miller of Des Moines, in a 
case from Valley Junction, has de¬ 
cided that cities and towns in Iowa 
do not have the right to prohibit the 
erection of billboards next to side¬ 
walks. Valley Junction had passed an 
ordinance prohibiting their erection 
within twenty feet of the lot line. 
The case has created much interest 
and especially in Des Moines, where 
more than $12,000 in damage suits 
are now pending for iniuries received 
from billboards. In the event that 
Valley Junction’s ordinance was de¬ 
clared legal, there would have been 
a general movement over the state 
to move billboards back from the lot 

Billposters’ Call. 

All road members of Local No. 14. 
Kansas City, International Alliance of 
Bill Posters and Billers, are request¬ 
ed to address their communications to 
that Local to Lock Box 727, Kansas 
City, Mo. 

To Play a Benefit. 
Lockport, N. Y.. June 9. 
The 101 Ranch will appear here 
Aug. 5 unler the auspices of the Elks. 


The Grace Hayward stock com¬ 
pany, under the management of Geo. 
M. Gatts, which opened an engage¬ 
ment at the Oliver theater, Lincoln, 
Neb., recently, for the summer, has 
been accorded the greatest welcome 
ever given a summer stock company 
at that theater. For the opening bill. 
Miss Hayward presented David Be- 
iasco’s The Girl of the Golden West, 
which was greeted with capacity 
houses from the first performance. 

Miss Grace Hayward is presenting 
the very best bills obtainable for 
stock purposes, the bill for last week 
being Victor Sardou’s comedy on di¬ 
vorce, Divorcons. The bill for week 
of June 14 is to be the farce comedy 
by H. A, DeSuchet, The Man From 
Mexico, the latter being the present 
vehicle of William Collier in New 
York city and was secured for Lin¬ 
coln by special arrangement with the 
owners. The underline for week of 
June 21 is Mrs. Dane’s Defense. 

In the company supporting Miss 
Hayward are Miss Lucille La Vali- 
erre. Miss Lola Axtell, Miss Marie 
Phillips, Miss Bessie Gordon, Baby 
Dodo La Vallierre, Mr. Earle Sim¬ 
mons, Mr. Joseph Lawrence, Mr. Jo¬ 
seph La Valicrre, Mr. Monroe Hop¬ 
kins. Mr. Lew J. Welsh, Mr. John 
Beck;» Mr. Frank Estes, Mr. Thomas 
C. Wilcox. Mr. Earnest Leroy Harri¬ 
son. Mr. Robert Jones, Mr. Herman 
Norwood and Mr. Herbert Graham. 

B. B. Vernon, associated with his 
brother, F. F. Vernon, has the Vernon 
Stock company at the Glendale Park 
Casino at Nashville, Tenn., this sum¬ 
mer. Mark Swan’s comedy, A Run¬ 
away Match, is the bill this week. 

A resident stock company has been 
assured for Terre Haute, Ind., bv the 
signing of a contract between T. W. 
Barhydt and Wright Huntington. 
The deal has been under way for 
three or four months and has just 
been closed. By its terms Mr. Hun¬ 
tington will engage a capable com¬ 
pany and will be prepared to put on 
a large repertoire of modern plays 
whenever the house is not otherwise 
filled. Mr. Barhydt had his house 
dark so manj' nights during the past 
season that he felt it was necessary 
to make some special move to get 

Will R. Walling to “Rest.” 

San Francisco, Cal.. June 7. 
Will R. Walling closed with the Al¬ 

cazar stock company last Saturday 
and will go to his extensive farm in 
Napa county, accompanied by his 
wife, Effie Bond. 



Faribault, Minn., June 9. 

J. W. Williams, who had Fatty Fe¬ 
lix out for a short spring tour, has 
organized a stock company which will 
open at Faribault Monday, June 14. 
It is Mr. Williams’ intentions to al¬ 
ternate every third week between 
Faribault, Rochester and Austin. The 
company is composed of sixteen peo¬ 
ple and is featuring a ladies’ orches¬ 
tra of six pieces under the personal 
direction of Mae Wright. Besides the 
acting company which Mr. Williams 
has gathered together he has been 
fortunate in securing five vaudeville 
acts, headed by Williams & Glazer, 
who have just finished a tour of the 
western houses. The company will 
be known as the Williams stock com¬ 
pany and will go on tour at the be¬ 
ginning of the regular season.^ 



Faribault. Minn., June 8. 

Ernest Fisher, who had a stock 
company in Sioux Falls, S. D., but 
which closed a very successful season 
a short time ago, has made arrange¬ 
ments with Maurice Jencks to install 
a company in his house at Sioux City, 
la., at the beginning of the regular 
season to fill in all dark nights.— 



Milwaukee; Wis., June 7. 

The Van Dyke & Eaton company is 
once more at the Alhambra, after giv¬ 
ing way last week to The Prince of 
Tonight. The Van Dyke company 
went to Oshkosh for last week, where 
it met with only fair business. The 
company members report that fishing 
was fine. Jack Ward Kett proved the 
champion in catching the members of 
the finny tribe. 

Platt Is Engaged. 

New York. June 9. 

George Foster Platt has been en¬ 
gaged to stage a number of the mod¬ 
ern plays for the New Theater, open¬ 
ing about the first of November. 



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Makers of Novelties 


New York, June 10. 

Among the distinct novelties to be 
presented in vaudeville here in the 
near future is one purchased in Eu¬ 
rope by Joseph Hart. It is known as 
The Football Dogs and is said to be 
one of the most laughable and ex¬ 
citing acts to be found on the vau¬ 
deville stage. 

The act consists of twent]^^ 
English bull terriers that play a reg¬ 
ular game of football on the stage. 
Mr. Hart saw the act several times 
at the Folies Bergere when he was 
recently in Paris. So impressed; was 
he with it that he bought the Ameri¬ 
can rights. The act was a decided 
sensation abroad and Mr. Hart ate- 
lieves it will prove equally popular 



Webster. City, la., June 9. 

H. S. Hopping, agent for the Short- 
ridge shows, announces that Fort 
Dodge, la., is to have a summer 
ater. One of the Shortridge sliros 
under canvas will make the town their 
headquarters for the heated season, 
with a change of bill nightly. Tlllre 
will be forty in the company, in¬ 
cluding dramatic performers and vau¬ 
deville artists. Ground has been 
leased at the corner of Twelfth «»- 
nuc and First street,—TUCKER. ^ 

Archie Schatz a Hit. 

Archie Schatz is making good in 
his new act. Recently when he ap¬ 
peared at the Majestic, Detroit, “ Don- 
lin” said: “Those Two Kids (ASK 
Schatz and Bessie Jackson) in a conr- 
edy singing sketch certainly are a live 
pair. Both have good voices and are 
fine singers and clever dancers. 
Schatz’s Scotch dancing and dialect 
singing are great and in his imita¬ 
tions of Eddie Foy’s Mr. Hamle^f 
Broadway he almost out-Foys TOl 
Their whole act is live, breezy|J|B 
up-to-date—it is a winner.” Schat^s 
booked to open July 18 at K. and P.’s 
Fifth Avenue, New York, as the^to 
of Kiddieland. He played that bnV 
last season for two consecutive 

Hold Your Horses. ^ 
Faribault, Minn.. Jun^ff 
L. H. Dibble, manager of the ren- 
bault theater, has purchased a new 
Overland Model 30 automobile and is, 
very busy shovving his many friends 
in and out of the profession, the won¬ 
derful control he has over it.—CAMP¬ 

George Ade Back. 

George Ade is back in this counto’- 
He showed up in Chicago several d^S 
ago, Mr, Ade denied that he wasj» 
gaged to marry any actress. " 


June 12, 1909. 






Tasmanian-Van Diemaii Troupe— 
|.' n rou te with Gollmar Brothers cir- 

"Godfrey & Henderson—Lake Park 
iheK, Canton, Ohio, June 13-19; 
LakeSde park Casino, Akron, 21-26. 

The* Three Hillyers — Peoples’, 
rhiladelphia. Pa., June 7-12. 

American Newsboys Quartette— 
('an be addressed Richmond Hotel, 
ChicMO, June 13-19. 

McCallum’s Sunny South—Oakland, 
CaL, till June 19; Los Angeles, June 
2I)-Jllly 3. 

Scott & Davis—Unique, Minneapo¬ 
lis, Jnne 14-19. 

Lee J. Kellam—Orpheum, Oelwein, 

nva, June 14-19; Vaudette, Boone, 

1 - 26 . 

Robisch & Childress—Collin’s Gar- 
denfiiColumbus, Ohio, June 13-19; 
RiTaade park, Findlay, 20-26; Ar¬ 
cade, Toledo, 28-July 3. 

Fox & Evans—Harlem park, Rock¬ 
ford, Ill., June 14-19; Family, Lafay- 
:tte,Tnd., 21-26. 

Gilroy, Haynes, Montgomery— 
Crystal, Milwaukee, Wis., June 14-19; 
Bijoa?Oshkosh, 21-26; Bijou, Fond du 
Lac, 28-July 3. 

Schrode & Mulvey—Ingersoll park, 
Des Moines, Iowa, June 14-19. 

Morgan & McGarry — Ingersoll 
park, Des Moines, Iowa, June 14-19. 

Van Hoven—Bijou, Jackson, Mich., 
June 14-19; Majestic, Indianapolis, 

James and Lottie Rutherford—E’n 
route with Hagenbeck-Wallace show. 

Dave and Percie Martin—Derby, lo- 

) (R. F. D. No. 2) for the summer. 





J. C. MATTHEWS, Chicago Representative, 167 Dearborn Street 

Harry Chappell will manage The 
Honeymoon Trail for Mort Singer 
next season. He has been released 
from the contract he had with W. F. 
Mann to manage Pinky, the Pinker¬ 
ton Girl. Mrs. Chappell (Sarah Ma¬ 
rion) will not go on the road next 
season, unless there should be a 
change in present olans. 



C. P. Greneker, whose good work 
with The Blue Mouse brought him 
into prominence in Chicago, has been 
promoted to the general press offices 
in New York, and has gone on to as¬ 
sume his new duties with the Messrs. 



New York, June 9. 

Chauncey Olcott thinks he is at¬ 
traction enough to supply the lovers 
of Irish plays who look to Augustus 
Pitou to fill their demand. When 
Pitou considered starring Fiske 
O’Hara Olcott objected so strongly 
that the deal fell through. 

Large Seating Capacity. 

Boston, Mass., June 9. 

Work on the new Boston opera 
house is progressing rapidly, and it is 
expected to be ready when the opera 
season opens in October. It will be 
one of the best appointed theaters in 
the east and will seat about 2,900. 
Every seat is promised to afford an 
excellent view of the stage.—LOU. 


The airdome at Wheeling, W. Va., 
which opened Decoration Day with 
the Harcourt Comedy company, has 
been meeting with success. It is op¬ 
erated by the Airdome Amusement 
company of Washington, Pa., of 
which F. R. Hallam is general man¬ 
ager. It is located in the center of 
the business district and the pros¬ 
pects are good for a big summer’s 
business. William Gilman, who for 
the past five years has been employed 
in an executive capacity with the 
Campbell Brothers circus, is the local 
manager. He is using some circus 
tactics for the airdome and believe 
these will make it a big success. 

North Brothers are presenting Zira 
at Des Moines this week. 

The Chappell-Winterhoff company 
goes to Wheeling, W. Va., for two 
weeks at the airdome and later play 
Steubenville, East Liverpool and 
Youngstown, Ohio, and Washington, 
Pa., for two weeks each. 

The airdome at Clinton, Iowa, 
opened the season Sunday, May 30, 
and turned away at least five hundred 
people who were unable to gain ad¬ 
mission. The Earle stock company 
has been engaged for a season of 
fourteen weeks. 



New York, June 9. 

Sam Harris, of the theatrical pro¬ 
ducing firm of Cohan & Harris, has 
returned from a six weeks’ business 
tou^ Europe. He said: 

T^w everythinsr in London, Paris 
and Berlin, and found them all medi¬ 
ocre. ^ We are away ahead of Europe 
iMheatrical productions and we are 
Wlpo increase our lead. I arranged 
in London for J. E. Dodson’s appear¬ 
ance there in The House Next Door, 
opening in April next. I also secured 
options on West End houses for 
George Cohan and for our minstrels. 
\Vyiave been offered our own terms 
Cohan’s appearance there.” 



It is said that Margaret Illington 
i^iow at Reno, Nev., and means to 
fctnain six months to acquire a resi¬ 
dence with the view of asking a di- 

S from her husb&nd, Daniel 



Powell Cohen’s musical comedy will 
open at South Bend, Ind., June 14. 
After three weeks at the Auditorium 
in that city the company will go to 
Waukesha, Wis., for six weeks. The 
regular season opens Aug. 15 at Ke¬ 
nosha, Wis. 

Talked Matters Over. 

Lima, O., June 10. 

This week is the last of the four 
weeks’ engagement of the Chappell- 
Winterhoff company at Lima. Lou 
Cunningham, Rus Smith, Bill Regan, 
Jake Vetter, Charles Eastman, Harry 
Chappell, Carl Winterhoff and other 
well-known professionals got together 
one night recently and speculated in 
regard to the future of the show busi- 






The After-Theatre Train 

LEAVES CHICAGO - ■ - 1t:30 P.M. 



ARRIVES DAYTON .... 7:50 A.M. 


Thlj Is a flnely equipped train, carry- 
lA^xteen section electric lighted sleeper 
nRadlanapoIis (cut off at Indianapolis 
md may be occupied until 7: SO A. M.); 
tiM carries lO-sectlon electric lighted 
JlMper (or Cincinnati; also 12-seotlon 
DjawingRoom electric lighted sleeper (or 
Dayton. All sleepers open (or passengers 
at Chicago at 0:30 P. M. 

Train laavea Dearborn Station, tha nearest 
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228 Tremont Street, 

Boston, Mass. 

Branch Office 
SllA Congres* Street, 
Portland, Me. 

To Remodel Airdome. 

Mt. Carmel, Ill., June 8. 

Harry Martin, manager of the Or¬ 
pheum, iiends to make it one of the 
finest airdomes in this section of the 
counti»r, for he is not yet satisfied 
with his house, and, according to his 
present plans, he will begin to re¬ 
model it about July 1. The seating 
capacity will be enlarged to 1,200; 
new scenery will be installed. The 
Mary Taylor and the Guy stock com¬ 
panies as well as the Wilbur Opera 
company and North Bros., comedians, 
are already booked. The admission 
price is to remain as it is, 10 cents. 



The Countess Olga Von Hatzfeldt 
has been engaged for the role of Mrs. 
Newlywed in The Newlyweds and 
Their Baby next season. Her hus¬ 
band, Irving Brooks, will continue in 
the role he originated. 

Easiest Way Closes. 

New York, June 8. 
Frances Starr has played the part 
of Laura Murdock in The Easiest 
Way in the Belasco Stuyvesant the¬ 
ater for the last time this season. The 
company will rest until the first week 
in September, when the show will be 
presented in this city again for sev¬ 
eral months before going on the road. 


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Buckley, J. J. 
Burgess, Nell 
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Nells, Geo. 

Norton, W. C. 
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Solar, Chillis 
Smith, Percy, Esq. 
Seeley, M. 

Smith, Forest 
Sullivan, Fred 
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Straus, J. B. 
Bheek, Eugene 
Santee, Wilbur 
Turner, W. G. 

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Thompson, Frank 
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Rogers & Deeley. Vulmore, Louis. 

Russell, Nick and Van Bergen. Martin. 

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Rhodes, Ellis M. 

Harlow. Jack 
Irving, J. E. 
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Josselin Trio. 

Jullon & Dyer 
Johnson, Julius 

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Keene. Billy. 
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King, Tom. 

Kltchie, Si 
Kitter, Joe. 

Kramer & Sheck 
Keeley Bros. 
Keith. Eugene 

La Belle Trio. 

La Salle, W. F. 
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Leohard, James and 

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Lewis & Chapin. 
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Linnle, Hans S. 
Locke, Russell and 

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Rialto Quartet 
Reese, Harvey 
Renaud. Wm. 

Ruse. Dave 
Roby. Dan 

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Rutherford. James Wlggln, 
Sampson, Roy. Wllliai- 

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Santell, The Great. 

Sawyer, Jay M. 

Sidons, The. 

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Some, Little 
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Welch, Ben. 

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Wells, George. 
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White, Jack. 

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Williams, Copeland 
& Thompson. 
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Williams, Jack 
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Adams, Mrs. G. W. Lena, Lilly. 

Arnold, Florence, Leonard, Mildred. 

.rs. Ollle. Lucler. Lucy. 

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LaVerne. Evelyn 
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Martyn, Katherine 
Milton, Mabelle 
Moran, Minnie 
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Bergere, Regine 
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Boston, Mass., June 9. 

The Yankee Mandarin, the new 
DeKoven-Paulton musical comed3’, 
will have its initial performance at 
the Majestic theater, June 14. The 
piece will have entirely new scenic 
and costume effects, and is to be pro¬ 
duced by the Ray Comstock com¬ 


.Morgan-Pepple Co. — Saline. Kan., 
June 13-26. 

Great Hickman-Bessey Co.—Dallas, 
Tex., June 14-19. 

Culhane’s Comedians — Cairo, III., 
June 14-26. 

Cutter Stock — Benton Harbor, 
Mich., June 20-July 24. 

The Burgomaster — Spokane, Wash., 
June 13-15; Lewiston, Ida., 16; Pull¬ 
man, .Wash., 17; .Colfax, 18; Wallace, 
19; Hamilton, Mon., 20. 

Burlesque a Hit. 

New York, June 10. 

The Battered Bride, a travesty on 
The Bartered Bride, was given at the 
Lincoln Square theater by the cast 
of the Follies of the Day. It proved 
a great success. 

Theater Changes Hands. 

Oklahoma City, June 10. 
The Metropolitan was sold to H. 
Harper for $60,000. Cash was paid 
for the property. G. H. Jordon re¬ 
tains his lease on the property. 

Florence Roberts Recovered. 

San Francisco, Cal., June 8. 

Florence Roberts, who is to play a 
stock engagement at the Alcazar, has 
completely recovered her health, to 
judge from her appearance and what 
her friends say. 

Bldg., Springfield, O.,Headquarters and Booking 
Offices. Gus Sun Booking Exchange Co., Suite 

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Booking Exchange Co. ,Suite 4 
Pittsburg, Pa. Call and 
while in either of these cit. 
ment wiU be assured, We ^ 

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stantly opening u] 
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writing for time. 


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seems so. Last week was the very 
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reception and it looks as though 
I would have glorious support and 
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a company name. You’ll re¬ 
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which I am incorporating under the- 
temporary title of “ Yankee Films 
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fierce job to pick the winner, but 1 
will make a public announcement as 
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Around The World Tour of The Globe Trotting Fun-Mafccr is Proving 
a Big Success. 

The around the world tour of The 
Great Raymond, the globe trotting 
fun-maker, is proving such a wonder¬ 
ful success and his work is gaining 
him such favorable comment that it 
would not surprise those who are 
watching the trend of events if he 
makes his debut at Hammerstein’s or 
on the William Morris circuit, when 
his world circling is completed, head¬ 
ing the bill and creating a real sen- 

Those who are familiar with his 
work know his knack of acquiring 
new tricks and developing those l\e 

is offering and would not be surprised 
if he came back to America with a 
magical performance which will as¬ 
tound those who do not realize his 
extraordinary ability. 

He is said to be creating a furore 
abroad. Newspaper clippings would 
indicate that such a performance as 
he gives is startling in the extreme. 

Summer Stock at St. Cloud. 

St. Cloud, Minn., June 
The Cook stock players will be at 
the Davidson for the summer.— 

Maurice Fleckles. 

The right hand man of Carl Laemmle, whose efforts have been largely 
instrumental in the upbuilding of the Laemmle establishment. He will be 
in charge during Mr. Lammle’s European trip. 


Bijou, Winnipeg—Charles Mack & 

Bijou, Duluth—Three Ernesto Sis¬ 

Majestic, Denver—Anita Allen & 

Bijou, Mason City, Iowa-—Reeves & 

Magic. Fort Dodge, Iowa—Hugh 
Emmett & Co. 

Bijou, La Crosse, Wis. -The Five 

Majestic, St. Paul—Bush-Devere 

Uni(iue, Minneapolis — Carlisle, 
Moore & Co. 

Grand Family, Fargo, N. D.—Alice 
Davenport & Co. 

Airdome, Sioux City, Iowa—Four 
English Belles. 

Bijou, Superior, Wis.—The Three 

Power, nibbing, Minn. — Otto 
Feitchl’s Tyrolean Quintette. 

Majestic, Sioux Falls, S. D.—Tora 

■Airdome, Jlinl, Mich.—The Three 

Spring Brook Park, South Bend, 
Ind.—Nicholas Chefelo in his loop- 
the-loop and leap-the-gap. 

Moving Picture Exhibitors, 
Don’t Be Misled 


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liiejanis at Home—Joe Weber’s Company Drawing Big Houses — 
Other Columbus News. 


/ 1l 

I i Columbus, Ohio, June 8. 
The eighteenth annual convention 
the Association of Ohio Billposters 
held at the Hartman hotel in this 
About sixty members 
representing over one 
towns throughout the state. 
$ for the ensuing year were 
rtte^as follows: W. W. Rugg, 
ev:arP president; C. E. Perry, Ma- 
m«4iK president; S. E. Riblet, 
treasurer (re-elected); E. W. 
<rta^ Canton, secretary. The 
w^fRittive committee is composed 
tisarge L. Chennell, Columbus; 
iay fe Bryan, Cleveland, and J. A. 
iisSb Zanesville. 

Ifl^fciness of especial importance 
as.^wsacted during the session, 
ing”ostly of a routine nature. Co- 
imbu^as selected for the next an- 
lal^Bfting place. 

Chennell, of Columbus, 
adeflk arrangements for accommo- 
iiio^or the delegates, and all were 

Mtfcorded them by the Hartman 

Other Columbus News. 
•TcKEolonial is now presenting 
booked through the Will- 
n jRtris (Inc.) agency. This 
eel^Rill includes Joe Whitehead 
>d|fc;ence Grierson, Gilbert and 
iliaJKora Monahan and Muriel 
. The performance also in- 
iidf^gctures and illustrated songs. 

Janis and her mother, Mrs. 
wjwer, arrived in Columbus from 

New York Tuesday to spend the sum¬ 
mer months. They started to make 
the trip in Miss Janis’ touring car, 
but on account of the sudden illness 
of Mrs. Bierbower they were obliged 
to finish their journey by rail. Miss 
Janis owns a cosy cottage opposite 
Ohio State University, which she has 
christened “El-Jan.” 

J. V. Howell, manager of the Co¬ 
lonial theater, leaves next Monday to 
attend a meeting of the National Stock 
Managers’ Association, which will be 
held in New York city. Mr. Howell 
is secretary of the association. 

Joe Weber’s company at Olentangy 
park is drawing big houses. The bill 
for this week is The Girl from Paris. 
L. J. Rodrigues is manager of the 
company, which includes Eugene Red¬ 
ding, Nellie Lynch, Lola Hawthorne, 
Joe Kane, Charles J. Stine, Grace 
Griswold, Oscar Ragland, Lyda 
Franklin, Agnes Gilden, Pearl Evans, 
Steve Wilson, Estella Wood, Vera 
Hummer, Ernest Wood, W. Douglas 
Stevenson, Emil Spatz, Hazel Tupper, 
Harry Huber, Edith Bradford and the 
“Eight Dancing Primroses.” 

Pictures at High Street. 

The High Street theater, which is 
given over to vaudeville and pictures 
for the summer, is giving two differ¬ 
ent bills each week, by making a shift 
with the National theater at Dayton. 
The same arrangement applies to the 
feature moving pictures. 

Carl Randall, who was on the bill 
at the High Street the first part of 

Park Film Co. 

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customers who only de¬ 
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would receive, and we will be pleased to submit you our special summer 
proposition if you will write us, advising number of changes and reels you 
use to the change. 

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the week, is a Columbus boy, who is 
making good as a dancer. His act also 
includes impersonations of stage 
celebrities, among them Richard 
Carle, Ralph Hertz, George M. Cohan 
and -\lbert Chevalier. His cowboy 
dance is a novelty and never fails to 
bring applause. 

The Southern theater, operated dur¬ 
ing the summer by the Casino com¬ 
pany of Detroit, has abandoned vaude¬ 
ville and the performance is now 
confined to pictures and illustrated 

The British Guards band, with La 
Manita, sensational barefoot dancer, 
and Jean Haldane, Scotch soprano, 
were the principal attractions at In- 
dianola park last Sunday. 

Charles A. Schory, of Columbus, 
writes from Chicago that he is booked 
over the Pantages circuit for 33 
weeks. The sketch in which he is ap¬ 
pearing is entitled Winning Him 
Over, and was written by Austin 

son, will have tw’o companies out 
playing The Red Mill and two ooin- 
panie.s will offer Parsifal. 





Minneapolis, Minn., June 7. 

The success of' The Rose' of the 
Rancho presented by the Lyric stock 
company last week, was so great and 
business so big that Manager Koenig 
decided to continue it another week. 
The local press was unanimous in 
pronouncing it the best play the pres¬ 
ent company has so far produced and 
exceeding, in scenic detail especially, 
two-thirds of the-attractions presented 
here by traveling companies during 
the past season. The Rounders will 
be given next week with an aug¬ 
mented cast and a chorus from Chica¬ 

Joe Palmer Improved.—Joe Palmer, 
formerly of Palmer & Jolson, who has 
been suffering with locomoter ataxia 
and who could not get out of his 
chair for a time, went to a sanitarium 
at Muskegon six weeks ago, and is 
now able to walk. 

Will Have Five Companies.—Martin 
and Emery, who will star Lee Kohl- 
mar in a new comedy the coming sea- 

>-Brilt Fijht Pictnres 

Chicago film Exchange 


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Artistic signs of any kind made to order. Write for catalogue and prices. 

JERE H. EARLY, 393 So. Clark St., Chicago, III. 



The season at the National theater 
closed on May 30 with Harry Beres- 
ford in Who’s Your Friend? The 
star did not have many friends to 
judge by the attendance during the 
eight days the attraction was at that 

The play was seen in Chicago be-, 
fore under the title of Weather 
Beaten Benson. 

The poor patronage was due to the 
waning season and not to the lack 
of merit of the attraction. It gave 
fine satisfaction to competent critics 
but was admitted to be out of the 
class of attractions which will pros¬ 
per at the National. 

The performance on that night 
ended the season of Who’s Your 
Friend, which was sent out by the 
Edgar Forrest company. 

John Wingfield Appointed. 

Waukegan, Ill., June 7. 

John Wingfield, brother of James 
Wingfield, who is one of the lessess of 
the Schwartz theater here, has been 
appointed manager and will assume his 
duties at the beginning of next season. 
Me was formerly manager for his 
brother’s house at Racine. 

Roy Emery, who has been manager 
of the Schwartz for the past several 
months, has been made manager of a 
house at Hammond, Ind., whidi is on 
the Central States’ circuit. 

It is understood that many improve¬ 
ments will be made in the Schwartz 
during the sumrner. 

Vaudeville at Academy. 

Baltimore, Md., June 5. 

The vaudeville season at the Acade¬ 
my of Music began Saturday. The 
headliner this week is Mile. Rossini. 
Others are the Mitchell Sisters, sing¬ 
ers and dancers: the Burnetts, comedy 
cyclists; the New York Newsboy 
Quartet, with popular melodies, and 
Kaiser and his dog circus. New mov¬ 
ing pictures and illustrated songs will 
make up the program. 

Plenty of Scenery. 

Three car loads of scenery arrived 
in Chicago, recently for use in plays 
that are to be offered at the Bush 
Temple theater by the Henry Miller 
Associate players. Among the pro¬ 
ductions are those of The Servant in 
the House, The Family, Mater and 
The Great Divide. 

Has Job in Cleveland. 

Cleveland, Ohio, June 8. 

Max Davis, who has been with a 
Chicago theater for the last four 
years, has accepted the assistant 
treasurership of the Euclid Garden 
theater. He will have charge of the 
down town office.—YOUNG. 

To See The Love Cure. 

New York, June 7. 

Lina W^barbanell sailed for Euroue 
Tuesday. She goes to Berlin en 
route for Vienna, where she will wit¬ 
ness a performance of The Love Cure 
which Henry W. Savage will produce 
in New York next August. 

To be Reconstructed. 

The American Music Hall will be 
closed and turned over to the archi¬ 
tects on July 5. The general appear¬ 
ance of the playhouse will remain 
unchanged, but a balcony of large 
capacity will be built and the boxes 
toward the front of the house will 
be lowered considerably. 

Blaney’s Closed. 

Pittsburg, Pa., June 5. 
The season at Blaney’s closed last 
Saturday night. It will reopen in 


Rain interfered with business in Kan¬ 
sas airdomes last week. 

Dwight Pepple is sole owner of the 
Morgan-Pepple company. 

The airdome at lacksonville, Fla., is 
to undergo many improvements. 

The Manhattan stock company opened 
the airdome at Charleston, S. C. 

The airdome at Pensacola, Fla., con¬ 
tinues to draw big crowds. Vaudeville 
is offered. 

H. A. Sodini’s airdome at Moline, 
III, was opened by the Bannister- 
Greenwood stock company. 

The airdome at Athens, Ga., reopen¬ 
ed May 31 with R. P. Whitehead as 

The airdome at Cairo, Ill., opened 
May 31 with a production of Just Be¬ 
fore Dawn. 

The airdome at Youngstown, Ohio, 
opened June 1 with the Clara Turner 

The airdome at Evansville, Ind., con¬ 
tinues to have nice crowds. It offers 
moving pictures and vaudeville. 

The airdome at Leavenworth, Kan., 
opened Sunday night with the Boston 
Ideal comic opera company. The open¬ 
ing bill was Said Pasha. 

The Airdome theater company will 
build an airdome at the corner of Jef¬ 
ferson avenue and Third street in Mem¬ 
phis, Tenn. 

William Lee Gilkey. who last season 
conducted the aiidome at Crawfords- 
rille, Ind., has sold die popular amuse¬ 
ment place to the United States Amuse¬ 
ment company, that is capitalized for 

$100,000, with headquarters at Indianap- 

The lowa-Illinois circuit of airdomes, 
under the management of C. Roy Kindt, 
including Davenport, Rock Island, Mo¬ 
line, Galesburg, Muscatine and Ke- 
wanee, opened Decoration day night 
and every one of the airdomes reported 
turn away business. The Great Hick- 
man-Bessey company opened in Daven¬ 
port, Mae La Porte company in Mus¬ 
catine, the McOwen stock company in 
Rock Island, Calicotte stock company 
“A” in Galesburg, Calicotte stock com¬ 
pany “B” in Kewanee, and the Metro¬ 
politan stock in Moline. The outlook 
this season is far better than any pre¬ 
vious year over the circuit, according to 
Mr. Kindt. He also adds that all the 
companies on the circuit are giving the 
best of satisfaction. 

Soliciting Aid. 

Webster City, Iowa, June 9. 

Mr. and Mrs. J. D. West, who claim 
to have been with a stock company 
which went broke in Omaha, have 
been here soliciting aid to get to Chi¬ 
cago. West is an expert banjo player. 
The Elks helped the couple on their 
way, though West was not a member 
of the order.—TUCKER. 

Wilson’s New Play. 

Francis Wilson will appear next 
season in his own play. The Bach¬ 
elor’s Baby, under the management of 
Charles Frohman. 



Everything NeW 

(Except Eugene Cline) 

Eugene Cline 

59 Dearborn Street, Chicago 


June 12,1111, 


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Vincennes, Ind., June 8. 

Jack Darling, the baritone cowb ny ■ 
singer, reached here May 24 frora”^* 
Louis. He is singing his way fr^l 
Phoenix, Ariz., to New York on a wa- ’ 
ger that between April 10 and June 10 
he will make the distance without finan¬ 
cial assistance other than railway fares 
and hotel bills provided bv the differ¬ 
ent theaters that may engage him. The 
Airdome (moving •'ictures) kept him 
until June 7 when he left for the Mw 
York Journal oflSce, where he h as tir' 
report before June 10. He has^y^ 
melodious and well cultivated voice, 
and was a strong attraction for two 
weeks. If successful he will receive a 
highly trained broncho valued at $400 
—BELL. ■ 



Webster City, Iowa, Jane 8. 

The new Star theater in Des Moines 
was opened Monday. It is a vaude¬ 
ville and moving picture house and ir 
said to boast the most beautiful par¬ 
lor of amusement of its kind in the : 
country. It is fireproof and seats 
385. The picture films are*thrown 
from a steel vault entirely outside the 
body of the theater. The foyer is of 
Italian marble of rare richness. The 
walls are of ivory and gold ornamen-. 
tal stucco and the entrance arch of 
the same material, grilled Ih'd em-- 
bossed. The auditorium is a palace of ■ 
enchantment and its acoustic quali¬ 
ties so perfect that a whisper may Ic 
heard everywhere.—TUCKER. ; 



Evansville, Ind., Jhaieh. ■; 

On account of the street c^trike| 
the Herald Square opera dsimpaiif: 
booked to play at Oak Summit Part" 
was cancelled as no cars were nmmng. 
in that part of the city and i t vwl im- > 
possible for people to get to the park. 
The park is closed until the-Striicri^ 
declared off.— OBERDORFER. 



Fort Dodge, la., June S, 
The great Shortridge shows, a dra¬ 
matic company playing under canvas, 
opened Monday night for a week’s en¬ 
gagement during the G. A. R. state 
encampment and conventionthe 
Sons of Herman. It presents the 
usual line of plays.—K. E. B. 

Harry Rennels Found. 

Utica, N. Y., June 7 
Harry Rennels, who was manager of 
the Majestic theater and stock company 
at Findlay, Ohio, and who, it is alleged, 
left a number of actors stranded there, 
has been found at the homesof hs 
mother in this city. It is believed tliat 
some of the actors are about to beg< 
attachment proceedings against proper^ 
said to be owned by Rennels in Find¬ 
lay, 1 

Jack Bessey Opened Fine. 

Davenport, Iowa, j 

Jack Bessey’s own compan^direci 
from a very successful stock engage¬ 
ment at the Criterion theater in Chi¬ 
cago, opened its summer season at the 
Second Street Airdome in Davenport 
to capacity and turned over 500 PW"- 
away on Decoration Day. This is Mn 
Bessey’s third season at Davenporj 
and the prospects are for bigger rcj 
ceipts than ever before. | 

Raymond in New York. | 
Evansville, Ind., 

Idwin Raymond, manager of Ca 
nmit Park, left for New York aiio 
er points in the east on a busino| 

mA 12, 1909. 



people in CHICAGO 

Louis Kelso broke in his new mon- 
,Hiic at the benefit for Joe Pilgrim, 
.if the People’s theater, last 
crk. His character impersonations 
ire {Pronounced “great.” He is ar- 
iijfing vaudeville time. 

Sully Guard & Co. have just signed 
antracts to appear upon the Sulli- 
jii-C'oiisidine circuit with the dra- 
'alidhct formerly called Fagan’s Pu- 
;|. but now renamed Southern Davis, 
hey will open June 21 at Des 

Fiddler and Shelton were in the city 
.rt-jfj ek. after having played almost 
wo sdlid years, losing but five weeks 
1 tlattinie. The act is booked until 
„,vl May. Fiddler and Shelton are 
!u ownators of the phrase, “Suffo- 
aod with delightness,” and as mim- 
h.ivc earned an enviable reputa- 
;,,n for llicrasclves. 

D. M. Henderson, stage director for 
na Klimt’s Players at the Bijou, is 
. lliiig of an experience he had during 
iic recent production of Sapho. He 
playing Flamont, and in the final 
■anc where he greets his son with 
!'. words, “My boy, my boy!” an in- 
ni hr one of the front rows called 
la to him “Da, da. da, da. dal” The 
niiso was in an uproar instantly and 
' was some time before the perform- 
•Kc proceeded. 

Nathan Aronson has changed his 
line to Xate Anderson, the name 
liiidi his brother. Max, uses. Max 
;,s (fever quite convinced that Nate 
as a really good actor until Wm. 
iirliett. who was to have played 
\lcsSKarenine, was taken ill, before 
he performance at Sans Souci the- 
itcr, of the play, Anna Karenina 
fate jumped into the part at short 
i.iticc and the audience as well as 
iiaiwgement congratulated him upon 
he clever maimer in which he hanclled 

August Froebel, formerly auditor 
•r the .Show World Publishing Com- 
laiiy and more recently acting in the 
:mie capacity for Carl Laemmlc. in- 
.Tcledsome time ago in a preparation 
idiicluhc says, will produce the bc'-t 
rc.'ulfsion picture screens. It is a 
^reparation which e.xhibitors may 
piintiupoii their screens and it is 
guaranteed to not .only remove the 
.How' from a film, but to add 50 
r ceiU to its brilliancy. This was a 
li’ veiilure with I'rocbel at the time 
:t so successful has he been that 
has! recently formed a corporation 
r it» manufacture. The corporation 
lia.s obtained a charter under the laws 
of Illinois under the name 
ainyline Curtain and Pro- 
f Chicago, with a 

will 1 

Independent Films 


All Subjects personally selected byWm. H.Swanson 

All of the Swanson Offices receive a full supply 
of New Independent Subjects Weekly. 


Supply parts for Edison and Powers machines, 20 per ce 
discount. Send for descriptive pamphlet of the 
Swanson Lamp House, Rheostat, and 
Picture Machine Stand. 


Wm. H. Swanson & Co. 


160-162-164 Lake Street, Chicago, Ill. 

Wm. H. Swanson 
St. Louis Film Co. 

200-202-204 North Seventh Street 

Wm. H. Swanson 
Omaha Film Co. 

106 South Fourteenth Street 


r. moving picture films 
The incorporators are 
1 . .\ugust Froebel and 

■' Church Alliance Election. 

annual meeting of the Chi- 
Jf^^haptcr of the ,\ct:irs’ t'liurch 
Mliancc. held Friday. May 2'.i, the fol- 
.'mving ofticcr.s were elected for tlu 
fii.MiiiiK year: 

Honorary President. Rev. Wm, 
White Wil.son. 

:ffii(lent. Mr. Jehu T. Prince, Jr. 
Hrst Vice-Pre?idcnt. Rev. Tas. Vila 


Sciond Vicc-Prc.'iulent, Rev. Fred V. 

T’feasiircr. Mrs. Frank Warren Hol- 

^.^fnftticial Secretary, Mrs. Edw. N. 

bortespnnding Secretary, Miss Mary 

Recording Secretary, Miss Ellen M. 

Miss Ellen AT Sanders will also act 
'■ th#.capacity of press representative 
the .Mliancc. 

Fined for Sabbath Breaking. 

Little Rock, Ark., Jnne 7. 

^ A'ter considerable argument bv tlic 
SL'ers, Manager C. A. Bandv of the 
'.7'tal moving picture theater was 
tied one dollar for keeping his house 
'“".on Sunday.—ANDREWS. 

Western Vaudeville Managers^ Assoc^n 

Majestic Theatre Bldg....Chicago, 111. 

United Booking Offices of America 

St. James Building....New York City 

^ Booking in conjunction with more than three 
hundred of the first-class vaudeville theatres in 
the United States and Canada, and now giving 
good acts routes for from one to three years. 
Moneys advanced to parties capable of pro¬ 
ducing first-class acts, when desired, or will 
purchase first-class novelties outright. It will 
be to the advantage of managers of Fairs. 
Parks, etc., to communicate with these Offices 
regarding their vaudeville and outdoor attrac¬ 
tions. Address Eastern or Western Office, 
as may be most convenient. 



Majestic Theatre Bldg. 

St. James Building 




Would Become Notary. — W. J. Pat¬ 
terson is circulating a petition with 
the idea of becoming a notary public. 

Harry Watson Visits Mother. — 
Harry Watson, Jr., of Bickel and 
Watson, is visiting his mother at 
Saginaw. Mich. 

The Muellers Are Home.—Frank 
and Will Mueller, vocalists, are visit¬ 
ing their home at Saginaw, Mich., for 
the summer. 

Reynolds’ Minstrels Close.—The 
Milt J. Reynolds Minstrels closed the 
season at De Kalb, III. Mr. Reynolds 
and H. J. Wallace «re now in the city. 

Open in Detroit. — Burton Nixon and 
Beulah Poynter are in Chicago. They 
will open at the Lyceum in Detroit on 
Aug. 15 with Lena Rivers. 

Salome a Money-Getter. - The 
Salome show at White City continues 
to get big money. Fifteen perform¬ 
ances were given last Sunday. It is 
reported that the gross receipts were 
nearly $500. 

Herrman on the Job.—The Star and 
Garter theater closed week before 
last and U. J. Herrman, the manager, 
is engaged in watching the progress 
made by the builders of the New Cort 

Tri-City Stock Closed. — The Tri- 
City stock company at Davenport, 
Iowa, closed Saturday night after a 
four weeks’ season. Albert Fox, 
Henry Gesell and Hazel Moy, of the 
organization, are now in Chicago. 

"To Join Stock.- Frank Richardson 
and Elizabeth De Witt, late of the 
Tri-City stock, and Rex de Rosclli, 
Charles Clark and Edna Marshall left 
Chicago recently to join a summer 
stock at Portsmouth. Ohio, which is 
managed by Arthur Berthelet. 

New Show Going Out. — A company 
has been formed in Chicago which 
will put out a new musical play calleft 
. Mistakes Will Happen. The piece is 
made from the farce of the same 
name by Charles Dickson. The com¬ 
pany will contain twenty people. The 
show will open in Joliet, Ill., Sept. 8. 
It will be a complete scenic produc¬ 
tion, and it is said the one night stand 
managers will not have to furnish 
anything but the stage. 



Word comes from a point eight 
miles from Muskegon, Mich., where 
Tom Lockwood is steward, E. L. Rice 
fixer, “Doc” Gardner master of table- 
setting, and Harry F'arley “the Royal 
Chef” of a camping party, that Gard¬ 
ner celebrated a birthday last Friday. 
“Doc” claimed that he was 21 on that 
day. Will Kilroy believes “Doc” is 
HI, a crowd of men at the Palace ho¬ 
tel who broke into his trunk and took 
a look at the family Bible vow he 
was 41, while Harry F'arley insist.s 
that the two are the same age — 51. 



New York, June 9. 

William Morris has renewed his 
lease on the American theater, which 
was purchased from William T. 
Keogh. William Morris and Felix Is- 
man were known as the principals in 
that transaction. Now the same par¬ 
ties have taken an additional twenty 
years’ lease from the ZboAiwski es- 

Charles W. Marks Is Sued. 

New York, June 7. 

Charles W. Marks, partner of Rich¬ 
ard Carle, is being sued for divorce 
by his wife, Mrs. Lydia Marks. She 
asked Supreme Court Justice Guy to 
allow her $100 a week and $1,000 coun¬ 
sel fees pending trial. The court al¬ 
lowed her $50 a week. Mrs. Marks 
says her husband is part owner of The 
Boy and the Girl, and the Hurdy Gnrdy 
Girl, and Mary’s Lamb. She also 
claims that he receives $150 a week, 
drawing account. Her charges were 
that Marks had absented himself from 
home for almost a year and had paid 
her but $15 a week at intermittent 





Three Summer Stocks, One Vaude¬ 
ville House and Plenty of A1 
Fresco Entertainments are 

Hartford, Conn., June 8. 

Hartford is bubbling over with sum¬ 
mer amusement.s. Three summer 
stock companies, one vaudeville house, 
one amusement park and many sur¬ 
rounding parks where band concerts 
and other events come to attract. 

Cook stock players with Clara 
Blandick, Florence Barker, Frank 
Monroe and John Westlcy are at the 
Hartford theater, while at Parsons’ 
the Hunter Bradford players hold 
forth with Marion Lome and Edmund 
Elton and Eugene O’Brien in the 

Luna park has been taken over by 
the Connecticut Fair Co., and is now 
being run on a paying plan. 

Poll’s has a capable stock com¬ 
pany with Arthur Maitland and 
Blanche Shirley and are doing a won¬ 
derfully fine summer business. 

The Scenic, the cosy little play¬ 
house with its regular vaudeville bill, 
is also having a successful summer 



Minneapolis, Minn., June 8. 

Mrs. Katherine Goodwin, wife of 
ILal L. Goodwin, who was shot a 
month ago by J. Keller in the latter’s 
home at 1121 Hennepin avenue, filed 
suit for divorce last week. Keller has 
been released by the grand jury as 
Goodwin did not appear against him. 
Mrs. Keller is at liberty on her per¬ 
sonal recognizance, and Goodwin’s 
present whereabouts are unknown. 
Mrs. Goodwin is conducting the 
Northwestern Vaudeville Booking 
Agency, of which she was the real 



St. Louis, June 7. 

A committee representing the 
Shriuers’ national convention at 
I.ouisvillc, June 8, 9 and 10, called on 
Signor Natiello, ai Delmar Garden, 
where his band is engaged till Sept. 
4, and requested him to go to Louis¬ 
ville to direct the massed band con¬ 
cert of the fifty-seven bands that 
would be present at the conclave. 
The consent of Manager Jannapoulo, 
of Delmar Garden, being obtained, 
Natiello consented and will have 
charge of the musical events of the 
notable gathering. 

Edward Faulte Marries. 

Bloomington, Ind., June 9. 

As a happy climax to the engage¬ 
ment of the Harris-Parkinson com¬ 
pany which closed its two week’s stay 
here last Saturday night, Edward 
Faulte, musical director of the com¬ 
pany and formerly musical director 
for Hi Henry’s minstrels, was mar¬ 
ried Sunday to Oneta Allen, a grand¬ 
daughter of Capt. Allen, the wealth¬ 
iest citizen of this city.—FELTUS. 

(ffeveland Park Opens. 

Cleveland, Ohio, June 10. 

Cleveland Beach park will open to¬ 
day. The park was formally The 
White City, but has been remodeled, 
and many improvements made, in¬ 
cluding open air acts, fireworks, band 
concerts, vaudeville and dancing. 
Bath houses will also be erected, mak¬ 
ing it a good beach for bathing.— 

Back in the Cast. 

Harry Stone, who went cast to take 
John Barrymore’s part in A Stubborn 
Cinderella resumed his role in The 
Golden Girl at the Princess recently. 
Hans Roberts will now take the vaca¬ 
tion he has been looking forward to 
so anxiously. 



Paul Wibtach's Detective Play Well Received at Chicago Opeea House. 
— Joseph Gaites is Producer. 

If the well wishes of Emmett Cor¬ 
rigan’s host of friends, of Joseph M. 
Gaites’ fellow managers and business 
associates and of Paul Wilstach’s ad¬ 
mirers count for anything Keegan’s 
Pal, which opened at the Chicago 
opera house last Monday night after 
a few trial performances on the road, 
will be a success. 

The theater was crowded on the 
night of the premier with Corrigan’s 
friends, and were one to judge from 
the applause he received when forced 
to pay his respects to his admirers at 
the conclusion of the third act, a 
statement that the house was crowd¬ 
ed with his personal followers 
might be penned. But when he made 
reference to the producer who had 
thus promoted him to stardom there 
was another outburst of enthusiasm 
which indicated that many of those in 
front were there on Joe Gaites’ ac¬ 
count or possibly because of star and 
manager. A moment later when Cor¬ 
rigan sought the author and found 
him conveniently near the reception 
he received made .it plain that triple 
honors were intended. 

Mr. Corrigan referred to the fact 
that the majority of his successes had 
been attained here. His remarks were 
interesting and gave every evidence of 
sincerity. Mr. Gaites did not speak 
but Paul Wilstach, the author, 
showed himself to the admiring first- 
nighters and displayed a satisfaction 
in the reception given the play which 
was thoroughly justified. 

Keegan’s Pal is first of all interest¬ 
ing. The author, who was personal 
representative of Richard Mansfield 
for many years and later his biog¬ 
rapher, is well qualified to write a 
play and while Keegan’s Pal needs a 
few changes there is so much good 
material that careful pruning seems 
certain to whip it into a fair degree 
of success at least. 

As to the Plot. 

Keegan is a criminal who has re¬ 
cently been released from a Colorado 
prison. His “pal” is a well known 
lawyer in New York, whose recent 
victory in an important case has 
brought his name forward until he is 
mentioned for political honors. Twen¬ 
ty years before Keegan was “nabbed” 
by the officers and permitted his 

“pal” to escape. The “pal” has re¬ 
formed and has just attained the en¬ 
viable position in society to which he 
has aspired, when Keegan once more 
comes into his life. 

The scenes between Keegan and his 
“pal” need strengthening. Keegan is 
made to see that the “pal” (Peter 
Raeburn) lives greatly for his daugh¬ 
ter, too easily to suit the student of 
the drama. A remark dropped by the 
stenographer, who meets Keegan be¬ 
fore he sees his “pal,” would rectify 
this. The fact that Raeburn is made 
to confess his past life to his son 
takes away the heart interest to some 
extent and the entrance of the daugh¬ 
ter and Raeburn’s partner a moment 
earlier would avoid this. The young 
man whom Raeburn has taken into 
the firm is inclined to suspicion his 
associate in the practice of law which 
is unusual and unnecessary. He is 
often forward to the point of impu¬ 
dence. Raeburn turns on him in one 
act, but he should sit down on him 
earlier to give a portrayal which 
would be common to real life in law 
offices, where circumstances are sim¬ 
ilar. That Raeburn and his partner 
are lawyers alone is confusing. Law¬ 
yers would not undertake a criminal 
quest as the junior member of the 
firm did in this instance. It would be 
better to make Raeburn and North 
detectives in the first place, or else 
explain that they combined the two 

Ogden Crane as Keegan makes the 
hit of the olay. His work at all times 
is excellent. Mr. Corrigan gives an 
admirable performance. If his part 
does not give an opportunity for an 
endorsement equally strong it is the 
author’s fault. Bertram Marburgh as 
a money-lender scores individual suc¬ 
cess so marked that it is widely com¬ 
mented upon. The remaining mem¬ 
bers of the cast are satisfactory.— 
E. E. M. 

Actor Tries Suicide. 

Middletown, N. Y., June 8. 

Clement Hopkins, formerly stage 
manager for Blanche Walsh, and a 
member of the Lambs club, of New 
York, attempted suicide yesterday at 
his country home in Montgomery, N. 
Y., while temporarily deranged. He 
stabbed himself in the breast, pene¬ 
trating his lung. The wound will 
probably prove fatal. Hopkins had 
been ill for several weeks. 




.W. T. Gaskell and Karl MeVitty 
Working on a Series of Adver- ^ 
rising Matter of Great 

It is unusual for an artist of Hr™- 
ard Chandler Christy’s reputajjiMta 
design the printing for a 


House of £ _ 

season, however, and w 8 
kell and Karl MeVitty ha^ wVtiJ 
busily engaged this we.ek arranging 

for r.arrls pnH liilino-ranlic 

for cards and lithographs for whij 
original paintings have been supplied 
by this famous artist. 

The likeness of Marian which ii 
familiar to those who have 
book will be used for a window card 
which is expected to be oniflR^ 
handsomest pieces of adveftisii.g 
matter ever displayed. 

Minneapolis Notes. 

Minneapolis, June 7. | 
Notwithstanding annoimceiaeatl'| 

earlier in the season that all wnuldj: 
remain open for the summer, the; 
Unique and Gem are the only dosn- 
town vaudeville houses now Ppm 
and both are doing good business in 
consequence. , 

Ametta the fire dancer, is the head- i 
liner at the Unique this week:' , 
The Dewey’s summer venttte in I 
vaudeville and moving pictures is pay- i 
ing. They have discontinued local 
booking and are getting their acts.! 
from the Milwaukee 'Vaudeville Ex* i 
change, it is understood. - ’ 

Eugene Willard, the monologuist, is j 
lecturing for the travelogue^HM i 
Bijou. “ ■ .^1 

Dick Ferris will make his local. i 
stage appearance this week in k ( 
Stranger in New York. His new lead- i 
ing man, Thurston Hall, haS'^osed 
his season with Lillian Russell in 
Wildfire, and will appear in next 
week’s play. Brown of Hfovanl 
Other offerings promised soon by tit 
Ferris stock company are The fir! 
With the Green Eyes and Zaza.-i 

Leave for the Coast. 

World & Kingston left Chicageu 
Wednesday for Spokane, Wash,,' 
where they open next week. The)' 
played Indianapolis last week pd lail 
off here for the first half of this wce’x 



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Amy Leslie Thinks The Thing Will go to Pieces. Other Critics 
Condemn it UnmercilfoIIy. 

Ricluird Carle appears to have a 
cst :it the Colonial. An evening is 
1 long, if spent at the Colonial dur- 
g tile stay of The Hurdy Gurdy 
liri, that no one on the staff could 
1 C' llmid who would willingly endure 
ture of witnessing this play 
scored such a failure in the 
year or two ago. 

Excerpts from the criticisms of the 
local press will tell the story: 

.Amy Leslie in The News: “T must 
|)ic|iup the plot,’ said Richard Carle 
in ibme despair, stooping to rescue a 
necklace which a violent soubrette 
liad danced to the floor just as the 
necklace was most needed to agitate 
a scene in The Hurdy-Gurdy Girl. ‘I 
in^pick up the plot or the whole 
iliiHg will go to pieces,’ repeated Dick. 
The lines were not in the summer of- 
iering brought out courageously in all 
itsigreenness at the Colonial theater 
l:isf* evening, but in them Mr. Carle 
really uttered the wisest sort of criti¬ 
cism pos.sible to form about his en¬ 
tertainment in its present condition.” 

0. L. Hall- in The Journal: “In The 
Htttdy-Gurdy Girl, which he pre- 

» d at the Colonial theater last 
for the first time in Chicago, 
Richard Carle braves the public gaze 
I less excuse than at any time 
sinfiB he first established himself in 
iawr here. We now find him at his 
(initet, both as author and comedian, 
iv show is an imbecilic and 
affair, a mere collection of 
^ and ends, without plot, without 
.and without the tone and fresh- 
that made his earlier entertain- 
welcome. Carle himself lazily 
! some of the things he has 
before, but he never is really 
this show. He seems fagged 
uninterested. He is not the Carle 
of The Tenderfoot, of The Mayor of 
Toltio, of The Spring Chicken or of 
-Mary's Lamb.” 

W. L. Hubbard in The Tribune: 
•'i#but that’s a Mull one! If Rich- 
.ird, Carle can reshape the show he 
offered at thcn||Monial last night 
under the name ot the Hurdy-Gurdy 
Girl,-into ^uccess, then he will show 
'liimself ofW^f the master wizards of 
the theater world. He may be able to 
do it, but if so, he should hasten, for 
evenings of such boredom as 
s one spent by the audience last 
will make the saving of the 
and the engagement impos- 

, ;s O’Donnell Bennett in The 
|rd-Hprald: “The lament of Rich- 
irle relative to the time he 
a lemon in the garden of love, 
wuSEe he thought only peaches grew, 
■s familiar to the public. That mourn- 
, nil-^perience was duplicated at the 
Colonial theater last evening in the 
Jiiatter of a new musical comedy that 
was"passed over the footlights to a 
, loyal band of Carlists-. They received 
>t more in sorrow than in anger-.” 

The Enterprising Billposter. 

A billposter for the Colonial theater, 
^ifity, stuck up some one sheets to 
^wWise the Richard Carle Hurdy 
Gurdy Girl show, in an alley running 
off of State street. A druggist, who 
occupies this property, took umbrage 

at the bills and put the following 
sign in his window, which was read 
by thousands of persons this week: 
“Mr. Richard Carle advertises on our 
property in the alley in violation of 
the notice Post No Bills and of a 
written request to the theater mana¬ 
ger, as follows, ‘Well, If Carle Isn’t 
Back Again I Hope to Die!’ I cheer¬ 
fully give Carle and the Colonial 
(Iroquois holocaust) theater the bene¬ 
fit of this free,. and on State street, 
to say that the Hurdy Gurdy Girl, 
judging by the notices in the news¬ 
papers, is as idiotic, inane drivel as 
his advertisement and that his act¬ 
ing matches both. The idiot who 
hopes to die will probably have his 
wishes gratified if he witnesses the 
Carle show. Chas. H. McConnel, an 
old theater manager.” 


If anyone imagines that Morris is 
getting “cast off” acts from other cir¬ 
cuits, it would be well for them to 
inspect the bill at the American Music 
hall this week. True, most of the 
acts have been seen on other circuits, 
many of them have been seen many 
times on other circuits, but the fact 
remains that they could yet be play¬ 
ing the other circuits if they so 
elected, Delmore and Lee, Nicholson 
and Norton, Edith Helena, Eddie 
Foy, DeBiere,—these are names to 
conjure with in vaudevilledom and 
they are all collected into one bill at 
the Auditorium this week. 

Eddie Foy is billed as the headliner. 
Foy is funny,—famously funny and 
really funny, but his fuq is generally 
of the burlesque order. For genuine 
legitimate humor—the kind of humor 
that can be extracted from the com¬ 
monplace of every day life—Nichol- 
■son and Norton are deserving of the 
highest praise. The act isn’t new, in 
the sense of first productions, but the 
act will always remain new even to 
those who have seen it many times. 
Edith Helena has a wonderful so¬ 
prano voice of wide range and clear, 
certain tone. She wins by her voice 
alone. Had she but the magnetism of 
Edna Wallace Hopper or Willa Holt 
Wakefield, what a wonderful combi¬ 
nation she would present! 

An act called Those Four Girls 
opened the bill, a dancing number 
which proved most satisfactory. Mr. 
and Mrs. Clarke, banjoists, followed 
with some rare stunts upon their 
chosen instrument, including a solo 
selection from Sarasate. Delmore and 
Lee with their gymnastic offering, A 
Study in Black and White made theit 
usual, unavoidable hit. DeBiere. 
magician-extraordinary, offered that 
range of mysticism familiar to vaude¬ 
ville enthusiasts and to which iTt 
added numerous novelties which were 
mystifying as well as entertaining. 
Fred Fisher and Maurice Burkhart 
appeared in a pianosongologue which 
was very well received. Most of the 
songs were of Fischer’s own compo¬ 
sition and included some of the re¬ 
cent popular hits of the hour. The 
Young Brothers closed the bill with 
an interesting acrobatic number 
which won them considerable ap¬ 
plause.—W. M. 


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We have repeatedly called attention 
to the fact that roller skating has 
taken a new lease of life in England. 
Rinks are going up in all parts of the 
British islands. These rinks are not 
of the cheap,-temporary sort, but are, 
in most cases of concrete or brick 
construction. They are being built by 
companies heavily capitalized and it 
would appear that roller skating is 
destined to a long lease of popularity 
abroad. No better indication of for¬ 
eign interest in this department of 
amusements could be found than in 
the establishment during the past 
month of a magazine devoted exclu¬ 
sively to roller skating. The periodi¬ 
cal has started off with a splendid dis¬ 
play of advertising matter and gives 
promise of a long life.—Ed. Note. 

Gary, W. Va.—The Gary Skating 
Rink company has been formed here 
with a capital of $5,000. W. N. Wood¬ 
bury, E. M, Esser and others ase be¬ 
hind the project. 

Sioux City, la.—-The Riverside roller 
rink opened its season of 1909 to ca¬ 
pacity. It is using 350 pairs of Hen¬ 
ley skates and 350 pairs of skates from 
another manufacturer. C. E. Wether- 
bee is back in the skate room and is 
assistant manager. The rink is run 
by MaeSarty and Toy. Many im¬ 
provements have been made since last 
season and everything augurs for big 

Dennison, Tex_Fielding and Car¬ 

los who are playing the Hodgkins 
time are meeting with big success. A 
local paper said of their work:—“At 
the Woodlake Casino just now there 
is being presented a most marvellous 
exhibition of what can be done on roll¬ 
er skates. There is nothing in the 
nature of an effort to excite one’s 
nerves in the entire performance, but 
Fielding and Carlos are artists in the 
higher sense ot that much misused 
word and are masters of their art in 
some of the most difficult feats one 
can imagine. This feature is a treat 
to those who love the poetry of mo¬ 
tion as was demonstrated last even¬ 
ing by the constant rounds of applause 
by a large and representative audi¬ 
ence.” They are playing Dallas this 
week, and are booked until Aug. 1. 

Chicago, Ill. — A meeting of the 
board of directors of the new Ice Rink 
company was held and it was decided 
to break ground June 30 for the ice 
palace to be erected at Paulina and 
West Van Buren streets. 

Chicago, Ill.—Freddie Harris, the 
skate dancer, is appearing at the Pas¬ 
time theater this week to big success. 

Chicago, Ill. — Tyler and Berton 
have about completed their act for use 
upon their new portable floor and are 
arranging vaudeville time through the 
Western Association. It is saiii that 
with this floor, their act will be better 
than ever. 

Chicago, Ill. — The .\dams Brothers 
are playing local time with their acro¬ 
batic skating act and arc doing nicely. 

Cleveland, O. — Adelaide D’Vorak 
is resting in this city after boating all 
the soeecl wonders in Pittsburg last 

Pittsburg, Pa. — John Bell, one time 
champion speed skater of the world, 
is forming plans to null off one ot the 
biggest races and hang up the largest 
purse ever offered to skaters, at the 
Exposition rink, which, today, is faster 
and better than it ever was. 

Chicago, III. — Marvelous McIntosh 
is going on the Pantages time with 
his big act, which includes the skat¬ 
ing doll, auto and mysterious barrel 
tricks and which finishes with buck 
and winir and iron jawed balancing 

Chicago, Ill. — Little Gracic Ayers is 
framing up a new act to go out on 
the road with her father next season. 
The act is somewhat similar to that 
now being used by Prof. Franks and 
Baby Lillian. 



Des Moines, Iowa, June 7. 

There were three shows billed here 
at one time—Barnum, Hagenbeck- 
Wallace and the Gentry. The Bar¬ 
num show had so much the best of it 
that there was no comparison in the 
showing. The Gentry show used the 
Foster boards and it required diligent 
search to find a bill. Kid St. Clair 
had charge of the Barnurui opposition 

I Don’t Blame Those Exhibitors 

who were inclined to worry a little because they received threatening 
letters from the film trust last week. I will confess that I was fooled 
myself for a short time, but it didn’t take long to uncover the game. The full force of 
the monumental bluff revealed itself when I found that these letters were not only sent 

to exhibitors who are using independent films, but also to users of licensed films as well! In other 
words they are threatening their own customers in a roundabout manner, trying to make them 
believe that if they ever do quit using licensed films, they will be drawn, quartered and made into 
human hash. This is only another instance of the blundering methods of the worst managed trust 
in all America. I have some respect for a good blufifer. I have some respect for a smooth liar. 
But I have infinite contempt for any man who tries to make a bluff and hasn’t brains enough to carry 
it through. This last effort of the worst managed trust in America is proof enough that we have got them on the run. If I 
did not know just where we stand, do you suppose I would have announced last week that i am going to become a film manu¬ 
facturer as well as a renter? Do you think I would invest thousands of dollars in a film manufacturing game if I did not know 
positively and certainly that the independent movement is as safe as government bonds? Get into the Laemmle band 
wagon in time for the next big release of new independent subjects and see how it feels to breathe free air again ! By the way 
have you paid $2 for a license to kiss your wife this week ? 

CARL LAEMMLE, President 

The Laemmle Film Service 

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